CSE introduces new faculty member Dr. Ruihong Huang

Image Of Ruihong HuangThe Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University welcomes Dr. Ruihong Huang who will join the CSE faculty as an assistant professor in Fall 2015. This coming year she will be a postdoc with Dr. Dan Jurafsky, professor of linguistics and professor of computer science at Stanford University.

Huang's research lies in natural language processing and machine learning. She is particularly interested in information extraction and knowledge mining from large amounts of text, by developing weakly supervised learning algorithms that can leverage human prior knowledge in an efficient and flexible way. Her other research interests include semantics, discourse and the applications of computational linguistics to social sciences.

Huang is enthusiastic about joining the faculty of Texas A&M in 2015, and she is looking forward to teaching courses close to her research such as natural language processing (NPL) and computational linguistics.

This summer Huang completed her doctoral degree in computer science at the University of Utah under the guidance of her adviser Dr. Ellen Riloff. She has a master's and a bachelor's degree in computer science from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shandong University, respectively.