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Larry Birnbaum

Professor of Computer Science


2233 Tech Drive
Mudd Room 3513
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-491-3640Email Larry Birnbaum


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Intelligent Information Lab


Computer Science


Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence

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Ph.D. Computer Science, Yale University, New Haven, CT

M.S. Computer Science, Yale University, New Haven, CT

B.S. Computer Science, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Research Interests

Larry Birnbaum's research and teaching focus on applied AI and human-AI collaboration.  He and his students develop, study, and apply new technologies in natural language processing (NLP), intelligent information systems, social media data analytics, machine learning, computational journalism and media, and conversational interfaces. A key focus is on methods for the automatic generation of content by machine, including specifically the automatic generation of narratives from data, and on natural human-AI collaboration using conversational interaction. Larry's research also spans intelligent information systems, including models of automatic and contextual search and information diversity; preference predication and recommendation using social media data; and applications of AI to journalism and media.

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