Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University.
mcollins [at] cs.columbia.[first 3 letters in "education"]
Department of Computer Science
1214 Amsterdam Avenue
450 CS Building
New York, NY 10027
University, Google NYC.
Current teaching (Fall
COMS W4705, Natural Language Processing.
In Spring 2013 I taught an
online course on Natural Language Processing
Notes for the Coursera class are posted
(for an up-to-date list see my profile on
My research interests are in natural language processing,
and machine learning. I completed a PhD in computer science from the
University of Pennsylvania in December 1998. From January 1999 to
November 2002 I was a researcher at AT&T Labs-Research, and from
January 2003 until December 2010 I was an assistant/associate professor
at MIT. I joined Columbia University in January 2011.
Students and Postdocs
Awards: NSF career award, Alfred P. Sloan research fellowship,
faculty finalist for
the 2012 Blavatnik
award. Best paper
awards at EMNLP 2002, EMNLP 2004, UAI 2004, UAI 2005, CoNLL 2008, EMNLP 2010.
I've been trying to make an effort to write up fairly
comprehensive notes for topics I teach in statistical NLP.
Software and Data Sets (including source code for
my PhD thesis parser).