mihai surdeanu
mihai AT surdeanu DOT info / msurdeanu AT email DOT arizona DOT edu



University of Arizona
Gould-Simpson 746
1040 E. 4th Street
Tucson, AZ 85721

My primary appointment is with the Computer Science department at the University of Arizona. I have a courtesy appointment with Linguistics and Cognitive Science. Before Arizona, I was a research scientist in the NLP group at Stanford and chief scientist of Lex Machina. I did my PhD in computer science at Southern Methodist University.

I work on systems that process and extract meaning from natural language texts such as question answering (answering natural language questions), information extraction (converting free text into structured relations and events). I focus mostly on interpretable models, i.e., approaches where the computer can explain in human understandable terms why it made a decision.

For mode details about my work, please visit our research group's page. For more on natural language processing (NLP) work at University of Arizona, please see our NLP cluster page.

For Fall 2017 I teach Statistical Natural Language Processing (Ling/CSC 439/539).