Gina-Anne Levow

 

 

 

Linguistics Department
University of Washington
Box 352425
Guggenhein 418D
Seattle, WA 98185 USA

+1-206-616-5728 [Voice]
+1-206-685-7978 [Fax]

levow at uw dot edu
http://faculty.washington.edu/levow

 



Education

Ph.D. in Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. September 1998.

Master's Degree in Computer Science, MIT, February 1993.
  • Master's Thesis: A Discourse-Neutral Prosodic Phrasing System for Mandarin Chinese
Mandarin Training Center, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan,R.O.C., Nov. 1989 - Aug. 1990.

Bachelor of Applied Science, Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania, May 1989.
Bachelor of Arts, Oriental Studies, University of Pennsylvania, May 1989.

Middlebury College Chinese School, Middlebury, VT, Summer 1986.

 



Employment

University of Washington:

  • September, 2010- current: Assistant Professor, Linguistics Department

University of Chicago:

  • September, 2008- August, 2010:Research Associate (Assistant Professor), Department of Computer Science
  • September, 2001- August, 2008: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

University of Manchester: October, 2008- April, 2010

  • Research Fellow, Department of Computer Science
  • National Centre for Text Mining

University of Maryland, College Park, MD: September 1998-September 2001

  • Research Associate, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
  • Computational Linguistics and Information Processing Laboratory (CLIP)
Chinese University of Hong Kong, New Territories, HK: January 17 to March 1, 2001
  • Visiting Scholar, Human-Computer Communication Laboratory.

Oregon Graduate Institute for Science and Technology, Portland, OR: Summer 1995, Summer 1996

  • NSF Summer Intern, Center for Human-Computer Communication

Kurzweil Applied Intelligence, Waltham, MA: Summer 1995 to Winter 1996

  • NIST Group Summer Intern, Consultant
Sun Microsystems Laboratories, Inc., Chelmsford, MA: Summer 1994, January 1994, Summer 1993
  • Speech Group Summer Intern, Contractor
Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence: Summer 1991, Summer 1992
  • Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.
  • ONR Graduate Intern

Grants

PI: (2013-2014) "EAGER: ATAROS: Automatic Tagging and Recognition of Stance." National Science Foundation. IIS-1351034, Robust Intelligence, $249,975. Co-P Is: Mari Ostendorf, Richard Wright.
  
Co-PI: (2013-2016) "The Use of Phonologically-Motivated Distinctive Features for Computational Acoustic Characterization of Dysarthric Speech". Hong Kong SAR Research Grants Council General Research Fund. PI: Helen Meng.
  
PI: (2008-2010) "Dyadic Rapport within and across Cultures : Multimodal Assessment of Human-Human and Human-Computer Interaction", National Science Foundation, BCS-0729515, Human and Social Dynamics Program, Dynamics of Human Behavior, Jan 2008-Dec 2012, $415,643 David McNeill (PI: 2010-2011, UChicago, Psychology)
  
PI: (2007-2008)"Multimodal D iscourse Investigation with SIDGrid", University of Chicago Academic Technology Innovation Program, $40,000.
  
PI: (2004-2009)"Learning Tone", National Science Found ation, IIS-0414919, Human Language and Communication (HLC), $319,500.
  
Consultant: (2003-2005)"Linking User Error to Lab an d Field Study of Healthcare IT" funded by AHRQ via NIH funding mechanism R18, grant ID HS11816, Principal Investigator, Richard I. Cook.



Awards, Honors, and Fellowships

    1990-1994Office of Naval Research Graduate Fellowship
      
    1992Inducted Sigma Xi scientific research society
      
    1989-1990Rotary Foundation Graduate Fellowship for International Understanding, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
      
    1989Applied Science Award
      
    1988Phi Beta Kappa, Penna Delta Chapter
      
    1988Stuart Eichert, Jr. Memorial Prize, awarded each year to students at the end of their junior year in the Moore School who best demonstrate initiative, intellectual attainment, and commitment to the pro fessional practice of engineering.
      
    1987Dean's Scholar, presented annually to Arts and Sciences students who exhibit exceptional academic performance and intellect ual promise.

    Teaching Experience
    Invited Tutorials
    • July 2006: Workshop Tutorial Instructor - Information Retrieval, Johns Hopkins HLT-NAACL Summer School in Human Language Technologies

    • May 2005: Workshop Tutorial Instructor - Information Retrieval, Machine Learning Summer School, Toyota Technological Institute - Chicago

    • June 2004: Workshop Tutorial Instructor - Information Retrieval, Johns Hopkins HLT-NAACL Summer School in Human Language Technologies

    • June 2001: Workshop Tutorial Instructor - Cross-language Information Retrieval, Johns Hopkins HLT-NAACL Summer School in Human Language Technologies.

    University Courses


Invited Talks

  • February 4, 2011. "Investigating Interactional Rapport in Three Language/Cultural Groups", Department of Linguistics Colloquium, University of Washington.

  • December 15, 2010. Panelist, Spoken Dialogue Challenge: Current, Next and Beyond, IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology 2010, Berkeley, CA.

  • August 2, 2010. "Context and Learning in Multi-lingual Tone and Pitch Accent Recognition", Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Japan.

  • January 27, 2010. "Context and Learning in Multilingual Tone and Pitch Accent Recognition", Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR.

  • January 13, 2010. "Context and Learning in Multi-lingual Tone and Pitch Accent Recognition", University of Washington.

  • May 14, 2009. "Managing Ambiguity, Gaps, and Errors in Spoken Language Processing", AT&T Research, Florham Park, NJ.

  • May 5, 2009. "Context and Learning in Multi-lingual Tone and Pitch Accent Recognition", National University of Singapore.

  • January 4, 2008. "Prosody in Spoken Language Understanding", NLP Winter School, IIIT-Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India.

  • August, 6-8, 2007. "Lessons from the SIGHAN International Chinese Word Segmentation Bakeoffs", Gina-Anne Levow, 9th Joint Symposium on Computational Linguistics, Dalian, Liaoning, PRC.

  • April 1, 2006. "Understanding Global and Local Spoken Corrections in Human-Computer Dialogue", Gina-Anne Levow, Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference, MAICS 2006, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana.
  • Workshop Participation: Faculty, Johns Hopkins Summer Workshop 2000
    • Mandarin-English Information (MEI) Project
    • Coordinated English-Mandarin query translation component for cross-language information retrieval


  • Professional Service

  • 2012-   Member of Board, Seattle Chapter of Applied Voice Input/Output Society (AVIOS).

  • 2006-   Secretary/Webmaster ACL SIGHAN, Special Interest Group on Chinese Language Processing.

  • ACADEMIC SERVICE: CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP ORGANIZATION

    • [2012] Co-chair: Northwest Natural Language Processing Workshop 2012

    • [2011] Co-chair: Special Session on Crowdsourcing for Speech Processing: Interspeech 2011

    • [2011] Co-organizer: Special Session on Crowdsourcing for Speech Processing: Interspeech 2011

    • [2009] Area Chair: Dialog: Systems and Applications: NAACL HLT 2009

    • [2007] Workshops/Tutorials Co-chair: HLT-NAACL 2007

    • [2006] Bakeoff Co-ordinator: Third SIGHAN Chinese Language Processing Bakeoff, 2006. Evaluation of Chinese Word Segmentation and Named Entity Recognition.

    • [2005] Workshop Co-chair: Fourth SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing, 2005.

    • [2004] Publications Co-chair: HLT-NAACL 2004

  • ACADEMIC SERVICE: CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP REVIEWING:
    • 2013 Reviewer for EMNLP 2013

    • 2013 Reviewer for IJNCLP 2013

    • 2013 Program Committee, SIGHAN-7
    • 2013 Program Committee, PACLIC 2013

    • 2013 Reviewer for Demonstrations, NAACL 2013

    • 2012 Program Committee, TextGraphs 2012

    • 2012 Program Committee, PACLIC 2012

    • 2012 Reviewer for ACL 2012

    • 2012 Reviewer for LREC 2012

    • 2011 Reviewer for ACL 2011

    • 2011 Reviewer for IJCNLP 2011

    • 2010 Reviewer for ACL 2010

    • 2010 Reviewer for EMNLP 2010

    • 2010 Reviewer for COLING 2010

    • 2009 Program Committee, PACLIC 2009

    • 2009 Program Committee, NEWS 2009

    • 2009 Program Committee, SIGIR 2009 Workshop on "Information Access in a Multilingual World"

    • 2009 Program Committee, Workshop on Semi-Supervised Learning for Natural Language Processing at NAACL HLT 2009

    • 2009 Reviewer for EMNLP 2009

    • 2008 Program Committee, NEWS 2008

    • 2008 Program Committee, AIRS 2008

    • 2008 Program Committee, SIGHAN 2008

    • 2008 Reviewer for Speech Prosody 2008

    • 2007 Program Committee, SIGIR 2007

    • 2007 Reviewer for ACL 2007

    • 2007 Reviewer for NAACL 2007

    • 2006 Program Committee, AIRS 2006

    • 2006 Program Committee, SIGHAN 2006

    • 2006 Program Committee, Midwest Computational Linguistics Colloquium 2006

    • 2006 Program Committee, International Conference on Computer Processing of Oriental Languages (ICCPOL) 2006

    • 2006 Reviewer for NAACL 2006

    • 2006 Reviewer for EACL 2006

    • 2005 Program Committee, Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU) 2005

    • 2005 Reviewer for ACL 2005

    • 2004 Program Committee, AIRS 2004

    • 2004 Program Committee, Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) 2004

    • 2004 Reviewer for COLING 2004

    • 2004 Reviewer for IJCNLP 2004

    • 2004 Reviewer for Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

    • 2003 Program Committee, SIGIR 2003

    • 2003 Program Committee, Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) 2003

    • 2003 Reviewer for NAACL 2003

    • 2002 Program Committee, Association for Computational Linguistics 2002 Workshop on Effective Tools and Methodologies for Teaching NLP and CL

    • 2002 Reviewer for Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

    • 2002 Reviewer for SIGIR 2002

    • 2001 Scientific Committee, ISCA Workshop on Prosody in Automatic Speech Recognition

    • 2000 Reviewer for NAACL 2000

    • 2000 Reviewer for EACL 2000

    ACADEMIC SERVICE: EDITORIAL SERVICE:

    • 2007-2009 Associate Editor: ACM Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing (TALIP)

    • 2003-2005 Member of Editorial Board: Computational Linguistics

    ACADEMIC SERVICE: JOURNAL REVIEWING
    • 2013 Reviewer for Phonology

    • 2013 Reviewer for Speech Communication

    • 2013 Reviewer for AI Communications

    • 2013 Reviewer for Computational Linguistics

    • 2012 Reviewer for Speech Communication

    • 2012 Reviewer for Computational Linguistics

    • 2011 Reviewer for Speech Communication

    • 2011 Reviewer for Journal of Phonetics

    • 2010 Reviewer for Anthrozoos

    • 2010 Reviewer for The Linguistic Review

    • 2009 Reviewer for IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing

    • 2009 Reviewer for Speech Communication

    • 2009 Reviewer for Computational Linguistics

    • 2006 Reviewer for ACM Transactions in Asian Language Information Processing (TALIP)

    • 2008 Reviewer for Speech Communication

    • 2008 Reviewer for Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing

    • 2008 Reviewer for Language and Speech

    • 2008 Reviewer for Journal of the Acoustic Society of America

    • 2008 Reviewer for Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research

    • 2007 Reviewer for ACM Transactions in Asian Language Information Processing (TALIP)

    • 2007 Reviewer for Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing

    • 2007 Reviewer for Speech Communication

    • 2007 Reviewer for Computer Speech and Language

    • 2006 Reviewer for ACM Transactions in Asian Language Information Processing (TALIP)

    • 2006 Reviewer for Speech Communication

    • 2006 Reviewer for Computational Linguistics

    • 2005 Reviewer for Speech Communication

    • 2005 Reviewer for Computational Linguistics

    • 2004 Reviewer for Speech Communication

    • 2003 Reviewer for Human Computer Interaction

    • 2003 Reviewer for Computational Linguistics

    • 2003 Reviewer for ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI)

    • 2001 Reviewer for Computational Linguistics

    • 1999 Reviewer for ACM Computing Surveys

    • Reviewer for Information Processing and Management

    ACADEMIC SERVICE: FUNDING AGENCY REVIEWING
    • 2013 Ad-hoc Reviewer for National Science Foundation

    • 2007 Review Panelist for National Science Foundation

    • 2005 Review Panelist for National Science Foundation

    • 2003 Review Panelist for National Science Foundation


    SERVICE at UW
    • [2013] Member, Graduate Excellence Award Committee

    • [2010-2013] Co/Organizer, CLMS Graduation Planning meetings

    • [2010-2012] Admissions Committee, CLMA/CLMS

    • [2011-2012] Co-Organizer, UW/MS Symposium

    • [2010] Reviewer, Royalty Research Fund

    Publications

    Journal Publications


    Edited Volumes

    • Crowdsourcing for Speech Processing: Applications to Data Collection, Transcription, and Assessment , (eds.) Maxine Eskenazi, Gina-Anne Levow, Helen Meng, David Suendermann, John Wiley and Sons, (in press).

    Book Chapters

    • "Crowdsourcing for Spoken Dialog System Evaluation", Zhaojun Yang, Gina-Anne Levow, Helen Meng, in Crowdsourcing for Speech Processing: Applications to Data Collection, Transcription, and Assessment ,(eds.) Maxine Eskenazi, Gina-Anne Levow, Helen Meng, David Suendermann, John Wiley and Sons. (in press)

    • "Signal Boosting for Translingual Topic Tracking: Document Expansion and N-best Translation", Gina-Anne Levow and Douglas W. Oard (2002) in Topic Detection and Tracking Research, (eds.) James Allan, Jaime Carbonell, Jon Yamron, Kluwer,  pp. 175-196.

    Conference Publications: Full Paper Review

    Workshop Publications: Full Paper Review

    Workshop Publications: Abstract Review

    • "Getting Flexible: Developing a Corpus of Iraqi Arabic to Study Multimodal Communication", Kamala Russell, Atoor Lawandow, Amy Dix, Edward King, Frederica Lipmann, Daniel Parvaz, Gina-Anne Levow, Dan Loehr, Lancaster Workshop on Arabic Corpus Linguistics, 2011.

    • "Making Sense of Silence in Speech User Interfaces", Gina-Anne Levow (1997) in Speech Recognition Design Challenges Workshop, CHI '97.

    Working Notes for Shared Task Participation

    Working Papers and Technical Reports

     



    Research Supervision:
    PHD STUDENTS - MEMBER OF THE READING COMMITTEE

    • Daniel McCloy, Linguistics, completed June 2013. Title: Prosody, intelligibility and familiarity in speech perception. (Chair, Richard Wright)

    • Shiri Azenkot, Computer Science, current. Interests: Assistive interfaces for the blind on mobile devices, spoken language systems, accessibility, human-computer interaction. (Chairs, Richard Ladner, Jacob Wobbrock)

    • Valerie Freeman, Linguistics, current. Interests: Phonetics, Sociolinguistics, Discourse. (Chair, Richard Wright)

    PHD STUDENTS - GRADUATE SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE

    • Yoav Artzi, Computer Science. (Chair, Luke Zettlemoyer)

    MASTER'S STUDENTS - CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE

    • Anthony Gentile, Linguistics CLMS, admitted Autumn 2010

    • Leanne Rolston, Linguistics CLMS.

    • Maria Alexandropoulou, Linguistics CLMS.

    • Chad Mills, Linguistics CLMS, completed June 2013. Title: Learning Board Game Rules from an Instruction Manual

    • Sergei Lushtak, Linguistics CLMS, completed Autumn 2012. Title: Unsupervised Morphological Word Clustering

    • Stella Podgornik, Linguistics CLMS, completed Winter 2012. Title: Automatic Detection Of Language Levels in L2 English Learners

    MASTER'S STUDENTS - MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE

    • Megan Schnieder, Linguistics CLMS, admitted Autumn 2010 (Chair, Emily Bender)

    MASTER'S STUDENTS - INTERNSHIP ADVISOR

    • Marie-Renee Arend, admitted Autumn 2012

    • Melanie Bolla, admitted Autumn 2012

    • John Gilmer, admitted Autumn 2012

    • Megan Galloway, admitted Autumn 2011

    • To Hyunh, admitted Autumn 2011

    • Adam Ledyard, admitted Autumn 2012

    • Rachel Stuart, admitted Autumn 2011

    • Lauren Wang, admitted Autumn 2011

    • Shannon Watanabe, admitted Autumn 2012

    • Robert Komjathy, completed Winter 2013

    • Ka Yee Lun, completed Winter 2013

    • Ciaran Dougherty, completed Winter 2012

    • Justin Kauhl, completed Winter 2012

    • Christa Mowry, completed Winter 2012

    • David Cronkite, completed Summer 2012

    • Thibaut Labarre, completed Autumn 2012

    • David Witting, completed Summer 2012

    • Nathan Imse, completed Autumn 2011

    • Joshua Lutes, completed Autumn 2011

    • Suminthra Bhakthavatsalam, completed Winter 2011

    • Cuijun Wu, completed Autumn 2010

    PHD STUDENTS: CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE: non-UW

    • Siwei Wang, University of Chicago (UChicago), Computer Science, completed Summer 2010. Title: Improving Tone Recognition with Nucleus Modeling and Sequential Learning

    • Irina Matveeva, UChicago, Computer Science, completed Winter 2008. (Co-chair with Partha Niyogi) Title: Generalized Latent Semantic Analysis for Document Representation

    • Dinoj Surendran, UChicago, Computer Science, completed Autumn 2007. Title: Analysis and Automatic Recognition of Tones in Mandarin Chinese

    PHD STUDENTS - MEMBER OF THE READING COMMITTEE: non-UW

    • Fang Liu, UChicago, Linguistics, completed Winter 2009. (Chair, Alan Yu)

    • Yu Hu, UChicago, Computer Science, completed Winter 2007. (Chair, John Goldsmith)

    • Zhimin Xie, UChicago, Computer Science, completed Summer 2006. (Chair, Partha Niyogi)

    • Xiaofei He, UChicago, Computer Science, completed Autumn 2005. (Chair, Partha Niyogi)

    PHD STUDENTS - EXTERNAL MEMBER OF THE READING COMMITTEE: non-UW

    • Georg Schlunz, North-West University, Computer Science, South Africa, current

    • CHIA Kee Tiah, National University of Singapore, Computer Science, completed Spring 2009. (Chair, Hwee Tou Ng)

    MASTER'S STUDENTS: CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE: non-UW

    • Sonjia Waxmonsky, UChicago, Computer Science, completed Summer 2008. Title: Topic Summarization for Multiparty Meetings

    • Bradley Boven, UChicago, Computer Science, completed Spring 2007. (Co-chair with John Goldsmith) Title: Approaches and Issues in Dialog Act Tagging

    • Siwei Wang, UChicago, Computer Science, completed Autumn 2005. Title: Improving Tone Recognition with Combined Pitch and Intensity Modeling

    • Irina Matveeva, UChicago, Computer Science, completed Spring 2004. (Co-chair with Partha Niyogi). Title: Text representation with the locality preserving projection algorithm for information retrieval tasks

    MASTER'S STUDENTS: MEMBER OF THE READING COMMITTEE: Non-UW

    • Aren Jansen, UChicago, Computer Science, completed Spring 2005. (Chair, Partha Niyogi)

    • Zhimin Xie, UChicago, Computer Science, completed Spring 2005. (Chair, Partha Niyogi)

    • Leandro Cortes, UChicago, Computer Science, completed Spring 2004. (Chair, Yali Amit)

    • Dinoj Surendran, UChicago, Computer Science, completed Autumn 2003. (Chair, Partha Niyogi)

    • Oleg Pashko, UChicago, Computer Science, completed Autumn 2002. (Chair, Partha Niyogi)


    Professional Societies
    • Member of International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) 1999-current
    • Member of Association for Computational Linguistics, 1998-current


    Languages:
    Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, French

    Citizenship:
    USA