AI [Tomorrow Summit]

# GeleceğeGeçKalma


11 03 2022



Prof.Dr. Kemal OFLAZER

Carnegie Mellon University
Lecturer

A) PERSONAL DATA

Address: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
Education City, PO Box 24866, Doha, Qatar
Phone: +974-5589-4469 (Qatar) +1 434 242 4287 (US)
+1 412 447 1217 (GVoice) +90 532 447 8978 (Turkey)
E-mail: ko@cs.cmu.edu
Web: http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/ko/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=JLk0hs8AAAAJ&hl=en

B) ACADEMIC DEGREES

Ph.D., Computer Science Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 1987
M.Sc., Computer Engineering Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey 1979
B.Sc., Electrical Engineering Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey 1978

C) EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

9/2021 􀀀 12/2021 (Teaching) Professor – Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
1/2015 􀀀 6/2021 Associate Dean for Research
9/2008 􀀀 Present (Teaching) Professor – Carnegie Mellon University – Qatar
Doha, Qatar
8/2014 􀀀 8/2015 Principal Research Scientist (Part-time)– Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI)
Doha, Qatar
6/2002 􀀀 8/2008 Professor ( Tenured), Faculty of Engineering and Natural
Sciences, Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey
9/2000 􀀀 5/2002 Associate Professor ( Tenured), Faculty of Engineering and
Natural Sciences, Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey
6/1996 􀀀 8/2000 Associate Professor ( Tenured) Department of Computer
Engineering and Information Science Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
9/1989 􀀀 5/1996 Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Engineering and Information
Science, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
2/1986 􀀀 7/1989 Formative Technologies, Senior Scientist
Pittsburgh, PA, 15227, USA

D) VISITING POSITIONS
7/2013 􀀀 8/2013, Visiting Scientist, SRI International, Menlo Park
9/2006 􀀀 7/2007 Visiting Professor, Language Technologies Institute, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA, USA, (Host: Prof. Jaime Carbonell)
7/2002 􀀀 8/2002 Visiting Scientist, Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA, USA (Host: Prof. Sharon Inkelas)
9/1998 􀀀 8/1999 Visiting Scientist, Computing Research Laboratory, New Mexico State University Las Cruces, NM, 81103, USA (Host: Prof. Sergei Nirenburg)
7/1997 􀀀 9/1997 Visiting Scientist, Xerox Research Centre Europe, Grenoble, France (Host: Dr. Lauri Karttunen)

E) AWARDS
• TÜBITAK (Turkish NSF)/NATO Ph.D. scholarship during studies in U.S.A. (1980-1981, Honorary Scholarship thereafter.)
• Best Paper award for “Houda Bouamor, Behrang Mohit and Kemal Oflazer, SuMT: A Framework of Summarization and MT, in Proceedings of IJCNLP-2013, Nagoya, Japan, October 2013.”


F) SCHOLARLY and PROFESSIONAL DUTIES
1) editorial boards

• Associate Editor, ELEKTRIK, Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, TÜBITAK, 2018 –
• Associate Editor, Computer Speech and Language Elsevier, 2019 – November 2020
• Associate Editor, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, Frontiers, 2018 –
• Book Reviews Editor, Journal of Natural Language Engineering, Cambridge University Press, 2008 – 2015
• Member of the Editorial Board, Natural Language Engineering, Cambridge University Press, 2016 –
• Member of the Editorial Board, Language Resources and Evaluation Springer Verlag, 2016 –
• Member of the Editorial Board, Springer Briefs in Natural Language Processing series, 2013 –
• Member of the Editorial Board, Research in Language and Computation, Springer Verlag, 2007 – 2011
• Member of the Editorial Board, Linguistic Issues in Language Technology, CSLI, 2007 –
• Member of the Editorial Board, Machine Translation Journal, Springer Verlag, 1996 – 2011.
• Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2004 – 2006.
• Member of the Editorial Board, Computational Linguistics Journal, MIT Press, 2002 – 2004
• Member of the Advisory Board, Natural Language Processing Book Series, John Benjamins Publishers. 1999 –
• Guest Editor, Special Issue on Finite State Resources and Language Processing, Machine Translation Journal, Volume, No: 3 (jointly with Ken Beesley, Lauri Karttunen and Eric Laporte)
• Guest Editor, Special Issue on Finite State Methods in Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, Vol. 26, No: 1, 2000, (jointly with Lauri Karttunen)
• Guest Editorial Board Member, Special Issue on Toward Morphology and beyond, 2011, TAL Journal, Volume 52, No: 2, 2011
• Guest Editorial Board Member, Special Issue on Parsing Morphologically-rich Languages, Computational Linguistics, Vol: 30, No: 1, January 2013
• Guest Editorial Board Member, Special Issue on Finite State Methods and Models in Natural Language Processing, Journal of Natural Language Engineering, Cambridge University Press, Vol: 17, No: 2, April 2011
• Guest Editorial Board Member, Special Issue on Prepositions in Applications, Computational Linguistics, Vol: 35, No: 2, June 2009.
• Guest Editorial Board Member, Special Issue on Parallel Texts Journal of Natural Language Engineering, Vol: 11, No: 3, September 2005.

2) reviews for journals

• Reviewer, Information Processing & Management
• Reviewer, Cognitive Science, Wiles-Blackwell
• Reviewer, Computational Linguistics, MIT Press
• Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, IEEE Press
• Reviewer, Language Resources and Evaluation, Springer Verlag
• Reviewer, Natural Language Engineering, Cambridge University Press
• Reviewer, Speech Communication, Elsevier
• Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Press.
• Reviewer, Journal on Research in Language and Computation, Springer Verlag
• Reviewer, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), Morgan Kaufmann Publishers

3) conference and workshop organization

• Program Committee Co-Chair, ACL 2005, 43rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2005
• Senior Area Chair for Phonology, Morphology andWord Segmentation, ACL 2020, 58th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Seattle, WA, July 2020.
• Area Chair for Phonology, Morphology and Word Segmentation, EMNLP 2019, 2019 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and 9th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing, Hong Kong, October 2019
• Area Chair for Phonology, Morphology and Word Segmentation, ACL 2019, 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Florence, Italy, August 2019
• Area Co-chair for Phonology, Morphology, Tagging, Chunking and Segmentation, EMNLP-2013 - Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, October 2013, Seattle, USA
• Area Chair for Morphology, Word Segmentation and Phonology, ACL 2012, 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Jeju, South Korea, July 2012
• Area Chair for Finite State Methods, ACL 2004, 42nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Barcelona, Spain, July 2004
• Area Chair of Finite State Methods and Morphology, EACL 2003, The Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Budapest, Hungary, April 2003
• Area Chair for Morphology and Phonology, COLING, International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Saarbrucken, Germany, August 2000
• Senior Program Committee Member, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2019), Macao, August 2019.
• Senior Program Committee Member, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, (IJCAI 2013), Beijing, China, August 2013.
• Publications Co-Chair, EACL 2009, Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Athens, Greece, April 2009,
• Tutorials Co-Chair, 3rd International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing, IJCNLP-08, Hyderabad, India, January 2008
• Tutorials Co-Chair, EACL 2006, Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Trento, Italy, April 2006
• Local Organization Co-Chair, EMNLP-2014 - Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, October 2014, Doha, Qatar
• Co-organizer, First Workshop on Language Resources and Technologies for Turkic Languages, LREC 2012, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2012.
• Co-organizer,Workshop on Finite-State Methods in Natural Language Processing, at EACL 2003, The Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Budapest, Hungary, April 2003.
• Chair, NATO Advanced Study Institute on Language for Lesser-studied Languages, Ankara, Turkey, July 2000
• Organizer and Program Committee Co-chair, FSMNLP’98, ACL Workshop on Finite State Methods in Natural Language, Ankara, Turkey, June 1998
• Program Committee Co-chair and Organizing Committee Chair, NeMLaP-2, International Conference on New Methods on Language Processing, Ankara, Turkey, September 1996
• Program Committee Co-chair, 4th Turkish Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Neural Networks, Gebze, Turkey, June 1995.
• Program Committee Co-chair, 3rd Turkish Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Neural Networks, Ankara, Turkey, June 1994.
• General and Founding Chair, 1st Turkish Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Neural Networks, Ankara, Turkey, June 1992.
• Organizing Committee Member, ISCIS VI, Sixth International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences Antalya, Turkey, October 1991

4) conference and workshop reviews

• Program Committee Member, LAW-DMR 2021
• Program Committee Member, WiNLP 2021
• Program Committee Member, EMNLP 2021
• Program Committee Member, SIGMORPHON 2021
• Program Committee Member, ACL-IJCNLP 2021
• Program Committee Member, NAACL-HLT 2021
• Program Committee Member, COLING 2020
• Program Committee Member, LREC 2020
• Program Committee Member, AACL-IJCNLP 2020
• Program Committee Member, EMNLP 2020 (Outstanding Reviewer)
• Program Committee Member, WiNLP 2019
• Program Committee Member, SIGMORPHON 2019
• Program Committee Member, CICLING 2019
• Program Committee Member, RANLP 2019
• Program Committee Member, LAW-2019
• Program Committee Member, NAACL 2019
• Program Committee Member, EMNLP 2018
• Program Committee Member, CONLL 2018
• Program Committee Member, LAW-MWE-CxG-2018
• Program Committee Member, SIGMORPHON 2018
• Program Committee Member, ACL-2018
• Program Committee Member, OSACT3
• Program Committee Member, VARDIAL-2018
• Program Committee Member, WINLP-2018
• Program Committee Member, COLING-2018
• Program Committee Member, NAACL-2018
• Program Committee Member, LREC-2018
• Program Committee Member, WMT-2017
• Program Committee Member, DEPLING-2017
• Program Committee Member, RANLP-2017
• Program Committee Member, WiNLP-2017
• Program Committee Member, EMNLP 2017
• Program Committee Member, ACL 2017
• Program Committee Member, EACL 2017
• Program Committee Member , EACL 2017 – Student Research Workshop
• Program Committee Member, VarDial 2017 Workshop
• Program Committee Member, LAW 2017 Workshop
• Program Committee Member, CICLING 2017
• Program Committee Member, Arabic NLP Workshop, 2017
• Program Committee Member, CIAA – International Conference on Implementation and Application of Automata, 2016
• Program Committee Member, VarDial 2016
• Program Committee Member, COLING 2016
• Program Committee Member, IEEE CIST’16
• Program Committee Member, WMT 2016
• Program Committee Member, ACL 2016
• Program Committee Member, NAACL 2016
• Program Committee Member, ACL 2016 – Student Research Workshop
• Program Committee Member, LREC 2016
• Program Committee Member, EMNLP 2016
• Program Committee Member, SLSP 2016
• Program Committee Member, FSMNLP 2016
• Program Committee Member, LT4CloseLang 2015
• Program Committee Member, WMT 2015
• Program Committee Member, RANLP 2015
• Program Committee Member, EMNLP 2015
• Program Committee Member, ACL-IJCNLP 2015
• Program Committee Member, ACL 2015 –Student Research Workshop
• Program Committee Member, DEPLING 2015
• Program Committee Member, CICLING 2015
• Program Committee Member, FSMNLP 2015
• Program Committee Member, Arabic NLP Workshop 2015
• Program Committee Member, CICLING 2014,
• Program Committee Member - Machine Translation, EMNLP 2014
• Program Committee Member, 13th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories, 2014.
• Program Committee Member, SPMRL-SANCL 2014.
• Program Committee Member, Arabic NLP Workshop 2014
• Program Committee Member LT4CloseLang 2014
• Program Committee Member, WMT 2014.
• Program Committee Member, 13th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories, December 2014,Tubingen, Germany.
• Program Committee Member, Workshop on Lexical and Grammatical Resources for Language Processing, COLING 2014, Dublin, Ireland, August 2014.
• Program Committee Member - Paraphrasing and Textual Entailment Track, COLING 2014, Dublin Ireland, August 2014.
• Program Committee Member - Morphology, word segmentation, tagging and chunking Track , COLING 2014, Dublin Ireland, August 2014.
• Program Committee Member - Textual Entailment Track, COLING 2014, Dublin Ireland, August 2014.
• Program Committee Member - NLP Applications and NLP-enabled Technology Track, ACL 2014, Baltimore, MD, June, 2014.
• Program Committee Member CICLING 2014, Nepal, April 2014
• Program Committee Member for MORPHFSM 2014 - 2014 Joint Meeting of SIGMORPHON and SIGFSM, at ACL 2014, Baltimore, MD, USA, June 2014
• Program Committee Member - Phonology/Morphology/Segmentation/Tagging/Chunking Track, EACL 2014, Gothenburg, Sweden
• Program Committee Member - Machine Translation Track, EACL 2014, Gothenburg, Sweden.
• Program Committee Member, 12th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories, December 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria.
• Program Committee Member, EMNLP-Workshop on Statistical Parsing of Morphologically Rich Languages, October 2013, Seattle, WA, USA.
• Program Committee Member for Phonology and Morphology Track, IJCNLP, October 2013, Japan.
• Program Committee Member for POS Tagging and Parsing Track, IJCNLP, October 2013, Japan.
• Program Committee Member, 11th Workshop on Asian Language Resources at IJCNLP, October 2013, Japan.
• Program Committee Member, RANLP 2013-Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, Hissar, Bulgaria, September 2013.
• Program Committee Member, 1st International Conference on Statistical Language and Speech Processing (SLSP 2013), Tarragona, Spain, July 2013.
• Program Committee Member, International Conference on Dependency Linguistics - Depling-2011, Prague, Czech Republic, Aug. 2013.
• Program Committee Member, WMT 2013.
• Program Committee Member - Phonology and Morphology Track, ACL 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 2013.
• Program Committee Member - NLP for the languages of Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans Track, ACL 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 2013.
• Program Committee Member - Tagging and Chunking Track, ACL 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 2013.
• Program Committee Member - Morphology and Semantics, StarSem 2013
• Program Committee Member, FSMNLP 2013 Program Committee Member, MT Summit 2013
• Program Committee Member–Morphology and POS Tagging Track, COLING- 2012.
• Program Committee Member–Empirical Machine Translation Track, COLING- 2012, International Conference on Computational Linguistics, December 2012, Mumbai, India.
• Program Committee Member, The 11th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories, Lisbon, Portugal, December 2012.
• Program Committee Member – Word Segmentation, Phonology and Morphology Area, Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, EMNLP-2012, Jeju, South Korea, July 2012.
• Program Committee Member – Machine Translation Area, Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, EMNLP-2012, Jeju, South Korea, July 2012.
• Program Committee Member, ACL Workshop on SP-Sem-MRL 2012: ACL 2012 Joint Workshop on Statistical Parsing and Semantic Processing of Morphologically-Rich Languages, Jeju, South Korea, July 2012,
• Program Committee Member, FSMNLP 2012: Workshop on Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing, San Sebastian, Spain, July 2012
• Program Committee Member, NAACL-HLT 2012 Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation (WMT 12), Montreal, Canada, June 2012.
• Program Committee Member, NAACL-HLT 2012 Workshop on the Future of Language Modeling for Human Language Technologies, Montreal, Canada, June 2012.
• Program Committee Member, Workshop on Best Practices for Corpora in Linguistic Research, LREC 2012, Istanbul, 2012.
• Program Committee Member for Morphology, Phonology, Tagging Area, EACL 2012, Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Avignon, France, April 2012.
• Program Committee Member, 10th International Workshop on and Linguistic Theories, Heidelberg, Germany, January 2012.
• Best Paper Selection Committee Member, International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing - IJCNLP-2011, Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 2011
• Program Committee Member – Phonology, Morphology, POS-Tagging, Chunking, Segmentation Area, International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing
- IJCNLP-2011, Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 2011
• Program Committee Member – Language Resources Area, International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing - IJCNLP-2011, Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 2011.
• Program Committee Member, RANLP 2011-Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, Hissar, Bulgaria, September 2011. Program Committee Member, MT Summit XIII- Beijing, China, September 2011.
• Program Committee Member, International Conference on Dependency Linguistics - Depling-2011, Barcelona, Spain, September 2011
• Program Committee Member, EMNLP 2011 - Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation, Edinburgh, UK, July 2011.
• Program Committee Member Phonology, Morphology, Tagging, Chunking, and Segmentation Area, EMNLP 2011 - Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Edinburgh, UK, July 2011
• Program Committee Member, Language Resources Area, EMNLP 2011 - Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Edinburgh, UK, July 2011
• Program Committee Member, 9th International Workshop on Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing Blois, France, July 2011
• Program Committee Member, LATA-2011, 5th International Conference on Language and Automata Theory and Applications, Tarragona, Spain, May 2011
• Program Committee Member for Phonology/Morphology, Tagging Chunking, Word Segmentation Area, ACL-HLT 2011-49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Portland, Oregon, June 2011.
• Program Committee Member, CICLING 2011-12th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics, Tokyo, Japan, February 2011
• Program Committee Member, Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Cambridge, October 2010, (cited as one of the Best Reviewers by Program Committee Chairs)
• Program Committee Member for Tagging Area, ACL-2010, 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational, Uppsala, Sweden, July 2010.
• Program Committee Member for Student ResearchWorkshop, 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Linguistics, Uppsala, Sweden, July 2010.
• Program Committee Member for Morphology, Phonology Area, Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of Association for Computational Linguistics, Los Angeles, CA, June 2010.

• Program Committee Member, CICLING 2010, 11th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics, Iasi, Romania, February, 2010

• Program Committee Member, RANLP 2009, Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, Borovets, Bulgaria, September 2009
• Program Committee Member for Morphology, Phonology, and Finite-State Methods Area, EMNLP 2009, Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Singapore, August 2009.
• Program Committee Member, ISCIS 2009, 24th International on Computer and Information Sciences, Northern Cyprus, 2009
• Program and Steering Committee Member, FSMNLP 2009, Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing, July, Pretoria, South Africa
• Program Committee Member, CICLING 2009, 10th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics, Mexico City, Mexico, February, 2009
• Program Committee Member for Language Resources and Phonology/Morphology, Tagging and Chunking, Word Segmentation Areas, ACL-IJCNLP-2009, Joint Conference of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 4th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing of the Asian of Natural Language Processing, Singapore, August 2009
• Program Committee Member for Morphology and Syntax Area, NAACL-HLT 2009, Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies, Boulder Colorado, May 2009.
• Program Committee Member for Morphology Area, EACL 2009, Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Linguistics, Athens, Greece, April 2009.
• Program Committee Member for Morphology, Phonology, and Finite-State Methods Area, EMNLP 2008, Conference on Empirical in Natural Language Processing, Honolulu Hawaii, October 2008
• Program Committee Member, FSMNLP 2008, 7th International Workshop on Finite- State Methods and Natural Language Processing, Ispra, Italy, September 2008.
• Program Committee Member for Parsing, Morphology and Grammar Learning Area, COLING 2008 – International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Manchester, England, August 2008.
• Program Committee Member, SIGMORPHON Workshop at ACL 2008 – 46th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Columbus, Ohio, June 2008, Columbus, Ohio, June 2008
• Program Committee Member for Morphology, Phonology and Finite State Methods Area, ACL 2008 – 46th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Columbus, Ohio, June 2008
• Program Committee Member for Student Research Workshop, ACL 2008 – 46th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Columbus, Ohio, June 2008
• Program Committee Member, CICLING 2008, 9th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational, Haifa, Israel, February 2008.
• Program Committee Member, MT Summit XI, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 2007.
• Program Committee Member, RANLP 2007, Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, Borovets, Bulgaria, September 2007.
• Program Committee Member for Morphology, Phonology and Finite State Methods Area, 45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2007
• Program Committee Member for Finite State Methods Area, EMNLP-2007, Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2007
• Program Committee Member, ICCPOL 2006, The 21st International Conference on Computer Processing of Oriental Languages, Singapore, December 2006.
• Program Committee Member, SIGPHON-06 Eighth Meeting of the ACL Special Interest Group in Computational Phonology, HLT-NAACL-2006, Brooklyn NY, June 2006.
• Program Committee Member for Morphology, Phonology and State Methods Area, COLING/ACL2006 - Joint Conference of International Committee on Computational Linguistics and the Association for Computational Linguistics, Sydney, Australia, July 2006.
• Program Committee Member for Parsing Area, EMNLP 2006 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Sydney, Australia, June 2006.
• Program and Steering Committee Member, FSMNLP 2005, -State Methods and Natural Language Processing, Helsinki, Finland, September 2005.
• Program Committee Member, EAMT-2005 10th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation, Budapest, Hungary, May 2005.
• Program Committee Member, ISCIS 2005, The 20th International Symposium on Computer and Information, Antalya, Turkey, October 2005
• Program Committee Member, RANLP 2005, Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, Borovets, Bulgaria, September, 2005
• Program Committee Member, SemanticWeb Technologies forMachine Translation Satellite Workshop at the MT Summit, Phuket, Thailand, September 2005
• Program Committee Member, EMNLP 2004, ACL/SIGDAT Conference Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Barcelona, Spain, July 2004.
• Program Committee Member - Demo and Poster Track, ACL 2004, 42nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Barcelona, Spain, July 2004
• Program Committee Member, SIGPHON Workshop at ACL 2004, 42nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Barcelona, Spain, July 2004
• Program Committee Member, ISCIS 2004, The 19th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences, Antalya, Turkey, October 2004
• Program Committee Member, IJCNLP-04, 1st International Joint Conference on Natural Language, Processing, Hainan Island, China, March 2004
• Program Committee Member, Second Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theory, Vaxjo, Sweden, November 2003.
• Program Committee Member, RANLP-2003, Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, Borovets, Bulgaria, September 2003.
• Program Committee Member, HLT-NAACL 2003 Workshop on Building and Using Parallel Texts: Data Driven Machine Translation and Beyond, Edmonton, Canada, May 2003
• Program Committee Member, Workshop on Finite-State Methods in Natural Language Processing, EACL 2003, The Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Budapest, Hungary, April 2003.
• Program Committee Member, Student Workshop at EACL 2003, The Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Budapest, Hungary, April 2003.
• Program Committee Member, Workshop on Shallow Processing of Large Corpora at Corpus Linguistics Conference, Lancaster England, March 2003
• Program Committee Member, Syntax and Morphology Area, ACL 2003– the Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Sapporo, Japan, July 2003
• Program Committee Member for Learning Approaches Area, COLING 2002, The 19th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Taipei, Taiwan, August 2002.

• Program Committee Member, Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theory, Sozopol, Bulgaria, September 2002.
• Program Committee Member, Workshop on Wordnet Structures Standardization and How These Affect Wordnet Applications and Evaluation, LREC 2002, 3rd Language Resources and Evaluation Conference Las Palmas, Spain, May 2002.
• Program Committee Member, ICCPOL 2001, International Conference on Computer Processing of Oriental Languages, Seoul, Korea, May 2001
• Program Committee Member, RANLP 2001, Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, Tzigov Chark, Bulgaria, September 2001
• Program Committee Member, ACL/EACL 2001, 39th Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Toulouse, France, July 2001
• Program Committee Member, ACL 2000, 38th Meeting the Association for Computational Linguistics, Hong Kong, October 2000
• Program Committee Member, EACL’99, 9th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Bergen, Norway, June 1999
• Program Committee Member, ACL’99, 37th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, College Park, MD, July 1999
• Program Committee Member, ISCIS XIII, The 13th International Symposium on Computer and Information, Antalya, Turkey, October 1998
• Program Committee Member, 3rd ACL/SIGDAT Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-3), Granada, Spain, June 1998
• Program Committee Member for the Linguistic Resources and Computational Methods Area, COLING’98/ACL’98 Joint Conference International Committee on Computational Linguistics and the Association for Computational Linguistics, Montreal, Canada, August 1998
• Program Committee Member for Morphology and Phonology Area, COLING’98/ACL’98 Joint Conference International Committee on Computational Linguistics and the Association for Computational Linguistics, Montreal, Canada, August 1998
• Program Committee Member, 7th Turkish Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Neural Networks, Ankara, Turkey, June 1998.
• Program Committee Member, NeMLaP-3, International Conference on New Methods in Language Processing, Sydney, Australia, January 1998
• Program Committee Member, 2nd ACL/SIGDAT Conference On Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-2), Providence, RI, June 1997
• Program Committee Member, ACL/EACL’97, 35th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics the Eighth Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Madrid, Spain, July 1997
• Program Committee Member, 6th Turkish Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Neural Networks, Ankara, Turkey, June 1997
• Program Committee Member for the Morphology Area, COLING’96, International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 1996
• Program Committee Member, 5th Turkish Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Neural Networks, Istanbul, Turkey, June 1996
• Program Committee Member, ISCIS VII, Seventh International on Computer and Information Sciences, Antalya, Turkey, October 1992
• Program Committee Member, ISCIS VI, Sixth International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences Antalya, Turkey, October 1991

•• Program Committee Member, ISCIS V, Fifth International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences, Göreme, Turkey, October 1990

• 5) positions in professional organizations


• Member of the ACL Code of Conduct Document Committee, 2017
• Member of the Advisory Board, European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), 2011 – 2015
• Member Nominating Committee, European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), 1999 – 2002

6) reappointment and promotion and other reviews


• Reappointment and Promotion Reviewer, Carnegie Mellon University, CSD, 2021
• Reappointment and Promotion Reviewer, Carnegie Mellon University, Library, 2021
• Reappointment and Promotion Reviewer, Carnegie Mellon University, Information Systems, 2021
• Reappointment and Promotion Reviewer, Carnegie Mellon University, Information Systems, 2017
• Faculty Appointment Reviewer, The Open University of Israel, 2016
• Faculty Appointment Reviewer, NYU Abu Dhabi, 2016
• Faculty Promotion Reviewer, Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2016
• Reappointment and Promotion Reviewer, Carnegie Mellon University, ISR, 2015, 2020
• Reappointment and Promotion Reviewer, Carnegie Mellon University, CSD, 2015
• Reappointment and Promotion Reviewer, Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015
• Computer Science Curriculum Review Committee Member, Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015
• Reappointment and Promotion Reviewer, Carnegie Mellon University, LTI, 2013
• Reappointment and Promotion Reviewer, Carnegie Mellon University, CSD, 2013
• Reappointment and Promotion Reviewer, Carnegie Mellon University, CSD, 2012
• Reappointment and Promotion Reviewer, Carnegie Mellon University, ISR, 2012
• Reappointment and Promotion Reviewer, Yarmouk University, Jordan, 2012
• Reappointment and Promotion Reviewer, Carnegie Mellon University, CSD, 2011
• Reappointment and Promotion Reviewer, Carnegie Mellon University, LTI, 2010
• Reappointment and Promotion Reviewer, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011

• Reappointment and Promotion Reviewer, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2009 • Reappointment and Promotion Reviewer, University of Helsinki, Finland, 2006
• Reappointment and Promotion Reviewer, University of Haifa, Israel, 2003
• Appointment Reviewer, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2003
• Reappointment and Promotion Reviewer, Pohang University of Science Technology,
South Korea 2002

7) grant proposal reviews/post-award reviews/consultancies

• Consultant Scripps College, CA, USA, on Turkish NLP.
• Proposal Reviewer, US NSF, 2019
• Consultant Xerox Research Centre Europe, on Turkish Morphology, 2012
• Proposal Reviewer, Estonian Science Foundation, 2011.
• Project Post-award Periodic Reviewer, TÜBITAK (Turkish NSF), 2011
12• Project Post-award Periodic Reviewer, TÜBITAK (Turkish NSF), 2010
• Project Post-award Periodic Reviewer, TÜBITAK (Turkish NSF), 2009
• Project Post-award Periodic Reviewer, TÜBITAK (Turkish NSF), 2008
• Project Post-award Periodic Reviewer, TÜBITAK (Turkish NSF), 2007
• Project Post-award Periodic Reviewer, TÜBITAK (Turkish NSF), 2006
• Project Post-award Periodic Reviewer, TÜBITAK (Turkish NSF), 2005
• Project Evaluation Panel Member, TÜBITAK (Turkish NSF), 2008
• Project Evaluation Panel Member, TÜBITAK (Turkish NSF), 2007
• Project Evaluation Panel Member, TÜBITAK (Turkish NSF), 2006
• Project Evaluation Panel Member, TÜBITAK (Turkish NSF), 2005
• Proposal Reviewer, Israeli Science Foundation, 2002.
• Consultant IBM, on Turkish Morphology, 1996

G) MEMBERSHIP

• Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)

H) INVITED TALKS


13) Natural Language Processing and Computational Social Science, Invited Talk at SICSS - Istanbul – Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, June 22, 2021 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfqddK7Ai8s)
12) Türkçe Doˇgal Dil Isleme (Turkish Natural Language Processing), Invited Talk at Bogaziçi University Summer School on Machine Learning in Speech and Language Processing and Bioinformatics, July 2-6, 2018, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzIUICJXAjY)
11) Machine Translation, Invited Talk at Bogaziçi University Summer School on Machine Learning in Speech and Language Processing and Bioinformatics, July 2-,6 2018, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLSRpOaarNY)
10) Turkish and its Challenges for Language Processing, Invited Plenary Talk, LREC 2012, 8th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, 24 May 2012, Istanbul, Turkey.
9) Türkçe Dogal Dil Isleme (Turkish Natural Language Processing), Invited Plenary Talk at the Workshop on Turkish Natural Language Processing, TÜBITAK (Turkish NSF) Gebze Research Center, Gebze, Turkey, October 6, 2011.
8) Syntax-to-Morphology Mapping in Statistical Machine Translation, Invited Plenary Talk, Workshop on Machine Translation and Morphologically-rich Languages, Haifa, Israel, January 27, 2011.
7) Statistical Machine Translation into a Morphologically Complex Language, Invited Plenary Talk, CICLING, 9th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics Haifa, Israel, February 19, 2008,
6) The Turkish Treebank, Invited Presentation at the NSF Treebanking Workshop at NAACL 2007, Rochester, NY, April 26, 2007
5) Turkish Natural Language Processing – History and the State-of-the-Art, Invited Talk at the Department of Linguistics, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden, May 22, 2006
4) Bootstrapping Morphological Analyzers by Combining Human Elicitation and Machine Learning, Invited Plenary Talk at RANLP 2001 – Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, Tzigov Chark, Bulgaria, September, 6, 2001
3) Two-level Morphology and Finite State Methods: A Consumer’s View, Invited Talk at the Special Event: Twenty Years of Two-Level Morphology Panel, held during European Summer School on Logic Language and Computation (ESSLLI), Helsinki Finland, August 22, 2001
2) Natural Language Processing, Invited Talk at the Opening Ceremony, Academic Informatics Conference, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey, February 10, 2000
1) Highly Parallel Execution of Production Systems: A Model, Algorithms and Architecture, Invited Talk, METU Regional Seminar on Expert Systems and their Microcomputer Applications, Ankara, May 25, 1991
I) SEMINARS AND COLLOQUIA


23) Syntax-to-Morphology Mapping in Statistical Machine Translation, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA, USA, July 17, 2013.
22) Syntax-to-Morphology Mapping in Statistical Machine Translation, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 11, 2012
21) Syntax-to-Morphology Mapping in Statistical Machine Translation, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey, August 16, 2011.
20) Statistical Machine Translation into a Morphologically Complex Language, Qatar University, Computer Science Dept., Doha, Qatar, November 17, 2008.
19) Statistical Machine Translation into a Morphologically Complex Language, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA, May 9, 2008
18) Experiments with Different Representational Units in English-to-Turkish SMT, Language Technologies Institute, CMU, Pittsburgh, PA, March 30, 2007
17) The Architecture and the Implementation of a Pronunciation Lexicon for Turkish, Department of Linguistics, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden, May 23, 2006
16) The Architecture and the Implementation of a Pronunciation Lexicon for Turkish, International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), Berkeley, CA, March 15, 2006.
15) A Pronunciation Lexicon for Turkish based on Two-level Morphology, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, September 15, 2003
14) A Pronunciation Lexicon for Turkish based on Two-level Morphology, AT&T Research Lab, Florham Park, NJ, USA, August 6, 2003
13) A Pronunciation Lexicon for Turkish based on Two-level Morphology, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, April 7, 2003
12) A Finite State Pronunciation Lexicon for Turkish, Xerox Research Centre Europe, Grenoble, France, February 5, 2003
11) Bootstrapping Morphological Analyzers by Combining Human and Machine Learning, Department of Computer Science, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain, July 13, 2001
10) Dependency Parsing with an Extended Finite State Approach, Department of Computer Science, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain, July 12, 2001
9) Building a Turkish Treebank, Department of Computer Science, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain, July 12, 2001
8) Bootstrapping Morphological Analyzers by Combining Human Elicitation and Machine Learning, Phonology Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley, USA, January 24, 2001
7) Statistical Morphological Disambiguation for Agglutinative Languages, New Mexico State University, Computing Research Lab, Las Cruces, NM, January 13, 2000
6) Morphological Disambiguation of Turkish Using Voting Constraints, New Mexico State University, Computing Research Lab, Las Cruces, NM, February 25, 1998.
5) Implementing a Turkish Morphological Analyzer with Xerox Finite State Tools, New Mexico State University, Computing Lab, Las Cruces, NM, February 24, 1998.
4) Morphological Disambiguation and Tagging by Voting, Johns Hopkins University, Center for Language and Speech Processing, Baltimore MD, March 31, 1997

3) Two-level Morphological Description of Turkish and Morphological Disambiguation of Turkish Text, Cambridge University, Computer Laboratory, Cambridge, England, June 19, 1995
2) Two-level Specification of Turkish Morphology, Rank Xerox Research Centre, Grenoble, France, October 12, 1994
1) Tagging and Morphological Disambiguation of Turkish Text, Xerox Research Centre, Grenoble, France, October 11, 1994

J) INVITED COURSES and TUTORIALS