Dan Jurafsky

Dan Jurafsky is Professor of Linguistics, and Professor by courtesy of Computer Science, at Stanford University.

Dan received a B.A in Linguistics in 1983 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1992 from the University of California at Berkeley, was a postdoc 1992-1995 at the International Computer Science Institute, and was on the faculty of the University of Colorado, Boulder until 2003.

Dan is the recipient of a 2002 MacArthur Fellowship, and is the co-author with Jim Martin of the widely-used textbook "Speech and Language Processing".

His research ranges widely across computational linguistics; special interests include natural language understanding, machine translation, spoken language, the relationship between human and machine processing, and the application of natural language processing to the social sciences. He also works on the linguistics of food and the linguistics of Chinese. Dan was born in New York and grew up in California. He lives with his wife Janet in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco.

Here's Dan with Ivan Sag (left picture) and Peter Sells (right picture) in Stanford's linguistics department band, Dead Tongues

And here's a picture with Ma Ying-jeou, the President of Taiwan, at the COLING-02 conference in Taipei, Taiwan.