Dr. Dan Roth

Founder & Chief Data Scientist

 

Background

Dan Roth is a Founder Professor of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Beckman Institute and holds faculty positions also at the Statistics, Linguistics and ECE Departments and at the graduate School of Library and Information Science. 

Roth is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL), for his contributions to Machine Learning and to Natural Language Processing. 

He has published broadly in machine learning, natural language processing, knowledge representation and reasoning and learning theory, and has developed advanced machine learning based tools for natural language applications that are being used widely by the research community. Prof. Roth has given keynote talks in major conferences, including AAAI, The Conference of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence; EMNLP, The Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, ECML & PKDD, the European Conference on Machine Learning and the Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases, and EACL, the European Conference of Computational Linguistics. He has also presented several tutorials in universities and conferences including at ACL and the European ACL and has won several teaching and best paper awards. 

Roth is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) and has served on the editorial board of several of the major journals in his research areas. He was the program chair of AAAI'11, ACL'03 and CoNLL'02 and serves regularly as an area chair and senior program committee member in the major conferences in his research areas. 

Prof. Roth got his B.A Summa cum laude in Mathematics from the Technion, Israel and his Ph.D in Computer Science from Harvard University in 1995.