Alexander Rush

Alexander M. Rush [srush@seas.harvard.edu]

Assistant Professor. Harvard University.

My group studies and develops systems for natural language processing with the goal of textual understanding. I am particularly interested in efficient algorithms for inference and learning, and systems that can utilize large textual corpora, e.g. the web. Our work utilizes methods from machine learning, deep learning, and combinatorial optimization, and targets applications such as syntactic parsing, coreference resolution, machine translation, and information extraction.

I am looking for new Ph.D. students with backgrounds in natural language processing or machine learning. Please email me if you are interested.

publications

group

graduate students:


Yoon Kim


student collaborators:


Sam Wiseman (at Harvard)

Yacine Jernite (at NYU)

Lingpeng Kong (at CMU/UW)

work

In 2014-2015, I postdoc'd at Facebook AI Research.
From 2011-2013, I worked with Slav Petrov and the other natural language researchers at Google NY.
In 2010, I interned with the ISI Natural Language Group . I collaborated primarily with Liang Huang on machine translation.
From 2007-2009, I worked at Facebook as a software engineer. During that time, I helped develop Facebook Platform as well as many other fun projects.

teaching

In the fall of 2015, I will be teaching CS 182 Intelligent Machines at Harvard.
In the fall of 2013, I taught Columbia's Natural Language Processing class.
In the spring of 2013, I was the head TA for Columbia's Natural Language Processing class on Coursera, the first class from Columbia taught on the site.

contact

sasha rush in person
srush at seas.harvard.edu by email
Maxwell-Dworkin 217 at work