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PROF Tim Baldwin

Positions

  • Natural Language Processing (Text mining, social media analytics, text anallytics)

Overview

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  • Prof Timothy Baldwin is a Professor in the Department of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne, an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, and a contributed research staff member of NICTA Victoria. He has previously held visiting positions at the University of Washington, University of Tokyo, Saarland University, and NTT Communication Science Laboratories. His research interests include text mining of social media, computational lexical semantics, information extraction and web mining, with a particular interest in the interface between computational and theoretical linguistics. Current projects include web user forum mining, text mining of Twitter, and intelligent interfaces for Japanese language learners. He is currently Secretary of the Australasian Language Technology Association, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing. Tim completed a BSc(CS/Maths) and BA(Linguistics/Japanese) at The University of Melbourne in 1995, and an MEng(CS) and PhD(CS) at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1998 and 2001, respectively. Prior to commencing his current position at The University of Melbourne, he was a Senior Research Engineer at the Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University (2001-2004).   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Australasian Language Technology Association. Member 2004 -
  • Association for Computational Linguistics, Special Interest Group on the Lexicon. Member 2003 -
  • Association for Computational Linguistics. Member 1999 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

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Additional Grant Information

  • 2011-2013: ARC Discovery grant, 'Principles, Practice, and Pragmatics of Measurement in Experimental Computer Science', $330K
    2011: Go8 European Fellowship grant to invite Dr Gintar Grigonyt (Vytautas Magnus University) to the University of Melbourne, $20K
    2010-2013: ARC Linkage grant, 'Talking about Place - Tapping Human Knowledge to Enrich National Spatial Data Sets', $300K
    2010-2013: Erasmus Mundus European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) 
    2010-2011: Institute for Broadband Enabled Society (IBES) project seed grant, 'Early Detection and Mitigation of Disastrous Events with Broadband-Enabled Social Interaction Technologies', $30K
    2010: Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI) Resource Allocation Scheme grant, 'Information Extraction over MEDLINE', $20K
    2010: Institute for Broadband Enabled Society (IBES) project seed grant, 'Crowd-Sourcing Human Knowledge on Spatial Semantics of Placenames', $48K
    2009-2011: Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery grant, 'Online Linguistic Exploration: Deeper, Faster, Broader language Documentation', $176K
    2009-2010: Microsoft Research Asia Research Award, 'Multilingual Unsupervised Parse Selection', CI and joint grant with S. Bird, $30K USD
    2009: ARC HCSNet International Visiting Speaker Programme grant to invite Dr Mark Stevenson (University of Sheffield, UK) to the University of Melbourne, $4K
    2009: University of Melbourne, Faculty of Science, Industry Collaboration Grant, CI and joint grant with L. Sonenberg, I. Zukerman and L. Kulik, $10K
    2008-2009: Google Research Award, 'Web-scale language Identification: All Languages Great and Small', $60K USD
    2008-2009: Microsoft Research Asia Research Award, 'Web user Forum Text Analysis', $18K USD 
    2008: Joint Tewkesbury/UOM Visiting Researcher grant to invite Dr Dan P. Flickinger (Standford University) to the University of Melbourne, $10K 
       

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD (Eng), Tokyo Institute of Technology 2001
  • MEng, Tokyo Institute of Technology 1998
  • BA, University of Melbourne 1995
  • BSc, University of Melbourne 1994

Awards and honors

  • Best Paper Award - Australasian Language Technology Workshop 2009, Australasian Language Technology Association (ALTA), 2009
  • JSPS Short-term Fellow invited, University of Tokyo, Japan, 2008
  • Erasmus Mundus Scholar invited, Saarland University, Germany, 2008
  • Teaching Excellence Award, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Engineering, 2008
  • Teaching Award, The University of Melbourne, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, 2006
  • Best Poster Award, 12th Australasian World Wide Web Conference (AusWeb06), 2006
  • Research Excellence Award, The University of Melbourne, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, 2005
  • Best Paper Award - 8th Annual Meeting of the Association of Natural Language Processing (Japan), Association of Natural Language Processing (Japan), 2002

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Supervision

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