mihai surdeanu
mihai AT surdeanu DOT info / msurdeanu AT email DOT arizona DOT edu



University of Arizona
Gould-Simpson 811
1040 E. 4th Street
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520) 626 - 2706

My primary appointment is with the School of Information: Science, Technology and the Arts (SISTA) at the University of Arizona. I have a courtesy appointment with Linguistics. Previously, I was a research scientist in the NLP group at Stanford and chief scientist of Lex Machina. I did my PhD in computer science at Southern Methodist University.

I work on systems that process and extract meaning from natural language texts, including question answering (answering natural language questions), information extraction (extracting specific relations and events), semantic role labeling (extracting semantic frames that model who did what to whom, when and where), and other computational linguistics problems.

For Fall 2014 I teach Text Retrieval and Web Search (ISTA 456/556).

I am always looking for motivated graduate students who are interested in natural language processing or applied machine learning. Funding is available for amazing candidates.