Julia Hirschberg


Julia Hirschberg is Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Computer Science and Chair of the Computer Science Department at Columbia University. She received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.  She worked at Bell Laboratories and AT&T Laboratories -- Research from 1985-2003 as a Member of Technical Staff and a Department Head, creating the Human-Computer Interface Research Department.   She served as editor-in-chief of Computational Linguistics from 1993-2003 and co-editor-in-chief of Speech Communication from 2003-2006 and is now on the Editorial Board. She was on the Executive Board of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) from 1993-2003, on the Permanent Council of International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP) since 1996, and on the board of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) from 1999-2007 (as President 2005-2007, Advisory Council 2007--), on the Executive Board of the Computing Research Association from 2013-2014, on the AAAI Council from 2012-2015, and the Executive Board of the North American Chapter of the ACL, 2012-2015. She currently serves on the IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee and co-chairs the CRA's Committee on Women (CRA-W). , which she has served on as board member since 2009. She has been active in working for diversity at AT&T and at Columbia. She has been a AAAI fellow since 1994, an ISCA Fellow since 2008, and a (founding) ACL Fellow since 2011, an ACM Fellow since 2016, an IEEE Fellow since 2017, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering since 2017. She was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2014 and as an Honorary Member of the Association for Laboratory Phonology in the same year. She received an Honorary Doctorate (Hedersdoktor) from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm in 2007, a Columbia Engineering School Alumni Association (CESAA) Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award in 2009, the IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award in 2011, and the ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement in 2011. She was the Fillmore Professor at the LSA Summer Institute in 2017

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Julia Hirschberg
Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Computer Science and Department Chair
julia at cs dot columbia dot edu
Lab: Columbia Speech Lab

Columbia University
Department of Computer Science
1214 Amsterdam Avenue, M/C 0401
450 CS Building
New York, NY 10027-7003
phone: (212) 939-7114/7004
fax: (212) 666-0140

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