Parisa Kordjamshidi
Phone: (504) 247-1543
Fax: (504) 865-5786
Office: 305B Stanley Thomas Hall
Postal: 6823 St. Charles Avenue, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118
Official Website, Google Scholar, LinkedIn, C.V.
Parisa Kordjamshidi

I am looking for PhD students and Postdocs in Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Information extraction from Biomedical text and images, please send me an Email if you are interested. Post-doc candidates can officially apply via Interfolio.

About me

I am an assistant professor of computer science at Tulane University and hold a joint appointment as a research scientist at IHMC from July 2016. My main research interests are artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, and declarative learning based programming (DeLBP). I have worked on the extraction of formal semantics and structured representations from natural language, with a specific focus on spatial semantics representation and structured output learning models. I obtained an NSF CAREER award in Feb 2019 to work on combining learning and reasoning for spatial language understanding. I am the leading PI of a project funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to perform basic research and develop a declarative learning-based programming framework for integration of domain knowledge into statistical learning (DominKnowS project, 2019-2022). DeLBP facilitates programming for building systems that require a number of learning and reasoning components that interact with each other and receive data from heterogeneous resources. Such a framework/language would help machine learning researchers as well as experts in various domains who are not experts in machine learning, to design complex intelligent systems and evaluate them.
I received my PhD from KU Leuven in 2013. I was a post-doc in UIUC in Cognitive Computation Group and was working for KnowEng, Big Data To Knowledge Project, before joining Tulane and IHMC. I am a member of Editorial board of Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) and a member of Editorial board of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, part of the journal Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Frontiers in Big Data. I have published, served as program committee and organized several international workshops in conferences such as IJCAI, AAAI, ACL, NAACL COLING and ECAI. I served as a member of organizing committees of NAACL-2018 and ECML-PKDD-2019 conferences.

Research Interests

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Extraction of Spatial Semantics from Natural Language Text, Information Extraction from Biomedical Text, Structured Output Prediction Models, Probabilistic Graphical Models, Statistical Relational Learning, Learning Based Programming, Probabilistic Programming.