IACS Endowed Chair
Owen Rambow's research focuses on natural language processing and computational linguistics.
Specific interests include both the “nuts and bolts” of language, such as morphology
and syntax, and how language is actually used in context. Owen received a Ph.D. in
Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania, and he has
worked at AT&T Labs — Research, 15 years at Columbia University as a research scientist,
and three years at Elemental Cognition LLC, a startup aiming to develop software for
deep language understanding. At Columbia, he was part of the Center for Computational
Learning Systems. He was co-founder of CADIM, a research group on Arabic natural language
processing (NLP), which is licensing state-of-the-art robust NLP tools. His group
also released several resources, including a richly annotated version of the Enron
email corpus. Owen has published extensively in top conferences and journals. He has
served as the Chair of the American chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics,
as program co-chair of the NAACL HLT 2016 conference, and he has served as program
committee chair or senior program committee member for many conferences and workshops.