Daniel Bauer

Daniel Bauer
Associate in Discipline
Department of Computer Science
Columbia University

Department of Computer Science
1214 Amsterdam Avenue
450 Computer Science Building
Mail Code 0401
New York, NY 10027

Office: 704 Shapiro CEPSR
Phone: +1 (212) 939-7072
E-mail: last name at cs dot institution .edu

I am a lecturer in the Computer Science department at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Office Hours

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 4:00pm - 6:00pm (or by appointment) in 704 Shapiro CEPSR.


Spring 2017
Past Semesters
COMS W3134 - Data Structures in Java (Spring / Fall 2015 & 2016)
COMS W3101 - Programming Languages: Python (Fall 2014)
COMS W3101 - Programming Languages: Scala (Fall 2014)
COMS W3101 - Programming Languages: Python (Spring 2012)


My background is in Natural Language Processing / Computational Linguistics. The long-term mission of my research is to develop systems that can accurately interpret natural language in a multimodal environment and in linguistic discourse.

My research interests touch on syntactic and semantic parsing, grammar formalisms, lexical and computational semantics, knowledge representation, and machine learning.

In my dissertation, I use synchronous graph grammars to translate sentences into graph-based representations of their meaning and developed efficient algorithms for grammar induction and parsing.


2017 - Ph.D. Computer Science, Columbia University (completion expected in March 2017, conferral in May)
2010 - M.Sc. in Language Science and Technology, Saarland University, Germany
2004 - B.Sc. Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück, Germany.


I am a co-founder of WordsEye, a startup company that enables anyone to create 3D scenes by simply describing them in natural language.
I was an issue editor for the ACM XRDS Fall 2014 Issue on Natural Language.