Dan JurafskyDan 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.
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 Yonkers, New York, and grew up in Los Altos, California. He lives with his wife Janet in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco.
Here's a picture of Dan with Peter Sells, playing 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.