Valentin Spitkovsky

Hertz Fellow: Valentin Spitkovsky

Stanford University

Area of Study

Computer Science

Fellowship Years

1999 - 2010

Val completed his PhD in computational linguistics, a research field at the intersection of language and machine learning, at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. His focus has been primarily on unsupervised parsing and grammar induction, advised by Professor Dan Jurafsky of the Natural Language Processing Group at Stanford University. Val has worked at Google Inc. since 2001 on various aspects of its advertising system, scalable spam-fighting, and statistical machine translation. He earned three SB degrees from MIT in mathematics, economics, computer science and engineering; and three master’s degrees in electrical engineering and computer science, statistics, and computer science.

Personal Sites:

2013 - Grammar Induction and Parsing with Dependency-and-Boundary Models