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Parisa Kordjamshidi
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Email: kordjam at illinois dot edu 
Email: kordjamshidi at gmail dot  com
Office: 3326, 201 N. Goodwin, Urbana IL 61801

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New : From July 2016, I work in Tulane university, computer science department, as an assistant professor.  I have joined IHMC as a part time research scientist. I will continue working with Prof. Dan Roth and interested cogcomp people on further developing Saul.  
Parisa Kordjamshidi

About me

Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher in CCG research group working with professor Dan Roth in  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am involved in KnowEng, Big Data To Knowledge Project  granted by NIH. I am also a free research collaborator with LIIR research group  of  Professor Marie-Francine Moens, at  KU Leuven. 
I finished my PhD 1st July 2013 under supervision of  professor Marie-Francine Moens.  I did my Bachelore in software engineering, in Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran; and my Master in software engineering in Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.

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.

See my short poster description about  our  declarative learning based programming language, "Saul", here.  This video was recorded at the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Symposium on Computing Research in May 2016, which was supported by NSF grant 1019343. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this video are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Publication

2016


M. Sammons, C. Christodoulopoulos, P. Kordjamshidi, D. Khashabi, V. Srikumar and D. Roth. EDISON: Feature Extraction for NLP, Simplified. LREC-2016.


2014-2015


Kordjamshidi, P., Roth, D., Wu, H. (2015). Saul: Towards declarative learning based programming. IJCAI2015. Download


Kordjamshidi, P., Roth, D., Moens, M. (2015). Structured learning for spatial information extraction from biomedical text: bacteria biotopes. BMC Bioinformatics 2015, 16:129. Download


Kordjamshidi, P., Moens, M. (2015). Global machine learning for spatial ontology population. Journal of Web Semantics, 30, 3-21. Download


Kordjamshidi, P., van Otterlo, M., Moens, M. (2015). Spatial role labeling annotation scheme. In: Pustejovsky J., Ide N. (Eds.), Handbook of Linguistic Annotation Springer Verlag. Download


Kordjamshidi, P., Massa, W., Provoost, T., Moens, M. (2015). Machine Reading for Extraction of Bacteria and Habitat Taxonomies. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series, Springer-Verlag, 2015.


Y. Song, H. Peng, P. Kordjamshidi, M. Sammons, D. Roth (2015). Improving a Pipeline Architecture for Shallow Discourse Parsing. Proc. of the Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL2015) Shared Task.


Pustejovsky J., Kordjamshidi P., Moens M-F, Levine A., Dworman S., Yocum Z., (2015). SemEval-2015 Task 8: SpaceEval. SemEval2015. Download


Massa, W., Kordjamshidi, P., Provoost, T., Moens, M. (2015). Machine reading of biological texts: bacteria-biotope extraction. Proceedings of the 6th international conference on bioinformatics models, methods and algorithms. 8th international joint conference on biomedical engineering systems and technologies. Lisbon, Portugal, 12-15 January 2015 (pp. 55-64) SCITEPRESS, 2015. Download


Glavaš, G., Šnajder, J., Kordjamshidi, P., Moens, M. (2014). HiEve: A corpus for extracting event hierarchies from news stories. Proceedings of 9th language resources and evaluation conference. 9th language resources and evaluation conference. Reykjavik, Iceland, 26-31 May 2014 (pp. 3678-3683) ELRA, 2014. Download


   2013

Kordjamshidi, P., Moens, M. (sup.) (2013). Structured Machine Learning for Mapping Natural Language to Spatial Ontologies (Gestructureerd machinaal leren voor het omzetten van natuurlijke taal naar ruimtelijke ontologieën), 233 pp, July 2013. PhD thesis. Download


 Kordjamshidi, P., Hois, J., van Otterlo, M., Moens, M. (2013). Learning to interpret spatial natural language in terms of qualitative spatial relations. In: Tenbrink T., Wiener J., Claramunt C. (Eds.), bookseries: Series Explorations in Language and Space, Representing space in cognition: interrelations of behavior, language, and formal models Oxford University Press, 115-146.


Kolomiyets, O., Kordjamshidi, P., Bethard, S., Moens, M. (2013). SemEval-2013 task 3: Spatial role labeling. Second joint conference on lexical and computational semantics (*SEM), Volume 2: Proceedings of the seventh international workshop on semantic evaluation (SemEval 2013). Second joint conference on lexical and computational semantics. Atlanta, USA, 14-15 June 2013 (pp. 255-266). East Stroudsburg, PA: ACL, 2013


Kordjamshidi, P., Moens, M. (2013). Designing constructive machine learning models based on generalized linear learning techniques. Proceedings of the NIPS workshop on constructive machine learning. NIPS workshop on constructive machine learning. Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA, 10 December 2013 (pp. 1-5), 2013


Kordjamshidi, P., Moens, M. (2013). Structured machine learning for mapping natural language to spatial ontologies. International workshop on advances in regularization, optimization, kernel methods and support vector machines: theory and applications. Leuven, 8-19 July 2013, 2013.


   2012

Kordjamshidi, P., Bethard, S., Moens, M. (2012). SemEval-2012 task 3: Spatial role labeling. {*SEM 2012}: The First Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics -- Volume 1: Proceedings of the main conference and the shared task, and Volume 2: Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation {(SemEval 2012)}: Vol. 2. SemEval-2012. Montreal- Canada, 7-8 June (pp. 365-373) ACL, 2012.


Kordjamshidi, P., Frasconi, P., van Otterlo, M., Moens, M., De Raedt, L. (2012). Relational learning for spatial relation extraction from natural language. In Muggleton, S. (Ed.), Tamaddoni-Nezhad, A. (Ed.), Lisi, F. (Ed.), Lecture notes in artificial intelligence: Vol. 7207. Inductive Logic Programming. Windsor, 31st July-3rd August (pp. 204-220). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer, 2012.


Kordjamshidi, P., Moens, M. (2012). Spatial role labeling using structured support vector machines. Proceedings of 21st Belgian-Dutch conference on machine learning (BeneLearn): vol. 21. Belgian-Dutch conference on machine learning (BeneLearn). Ghent, 24-25 May, 71-71, 2012.


   2011

Kordjamshidi, P., van Otterlo, M., Moens, M. (2011). Spatial role labeling: Towards extraction of spatial relations from natural language. ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing, 8 (3), article 4, 36 p , Kordjamshidietal-ACM-TSLP-2011.pdf.


Kordjamshidi, P., Frasconi, P., van Otterlo, M., Moens, M., De Raedt, L. (2011). Spatial relation extraction using relational learning. Latest Advances in Inductive Logic Programming. ILP. Windsor Great Park, United Kingdom, 31 July-3rd August (pp. 1-6), 2011, ILP_4.pdf.


Kordjamshidi, P., Hois, J., van Otterlo, M., Moens, M. (2011). Machine learning for interpretation of spatial natural language in terms of QSR. International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT’11).Extended abstract.: Vol. Spatial Information Theory (technical report). COSIT. Belfast, 12-16 September (pp. 1-5), 2011, abstract_cosit.pdf.



   2010
   2008 and earlier

 P. KordJamshidi, B. De Baets, G. De Tre. Prototype-based classification by fuzzification of cases. Proceedings of IPMU'08, pp. 1519-1526, Torremolinos (Malaga), June 22-27, 2008.PDF


G. De Tre, T. Matthe, P. KordJamshidi, M. Demoor (2007). On the Use of Case Based Reasoning Techniques in Flexible Querying. 18th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, 2007, 345-349.


Saeed Jalili, Parisa Kord Jamshidi. Active Learning with Labeled and Unlabeled Documents in text

categorization (ITCC 2003), 28-30 April 2003, Las Vegas, NV, USA. IEEE Computer Society.PDF


Saeed Jalili, Parisa Kordjamshidi. Applying automatic active text classification in categorization of Iran's Historical Documents. Conference of documents and history of Iran Dec 2002, Tehran, Iran (in Persian language).


Saeed Jalili, Parisa Kordjamshidi. Text categorization based on machine learning techniques. Conference of information technology and optimization of telecommunication industry, Sep 2002 Isfahan, Iran (in Persian language)


Saeed Jalili, Parisa Kordjamshidi. Active text classification and using unlabeled documents. International computer conference of computer society of Iran CSICC2003, Mashhad, Iran (in Persian language,pdf).


Parisa Kord Jamshidi, Getting to know the computer (for non_computer students), ISBN:964-8798-24-9, Summer 2006 (in Persian language)


                       
        

     Teaching 

2015-2015      
-Two guest sessions, CS-Machine Learning course at UIUC, Learning Based Java.
2013-2013
-Text-based information retrieval, helping exercises, Master of computer science, KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium.
2009–2012
-Teaching machine Learning and Inductive Inference, exercises, Master of Artificial Intelligence, KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium.
2000–2007
Teaching various courses in bachelor of computer science, Ilam University and Shahid Chamran University, IRAN:
 -Theory of machines and languages
 -Principles of data base design
 -System analysis and design
 -Machine learning
 -Machine language and system programming (assembly)
 -Advanced programming in c++
 -Programming in Pascal
 -Basics of computer programming
 -Basics of computer
 -Digital circuits lab.
 -Database lab.
 -Supervision Principles

   Invited Talks

-Feb 29th, 2016, University of New Hampshire: Declarative Learning based Programming  for Structured  Machine Learning in Natural Language Processing.

-Mar. 15th, 2016, Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC): Declarative Learning based Programming  for Structured Machine Learning in Natural Language Processing.

-Mar. 16th, 2016, Tulane University: Declarative Learning based Programming  for Structured Machine Learning in Natural Language Processing.

-2015 (Nov 9th) Saul: Towards declarative learning based programming, Rising Stars: An Academic Career Workshop for Women, MIT Department of EECS.

-2015 (Nov 12th) Saul: Towards declarative learning based programming, AAAI-2015 fall symposium, The Westin Arlington Gateway, Arlington, Virginia.

-2015 (Jul 26th) Declarative Learning Based Programming for Natural Language Processing, Workshop on Replicability and reproducibility in Natural Language Processing: adaptive methods, resources and software, at IJCAI-2015, Buenos Aires.
 
-2015 (May 18th) Structured Learning for Spatial Information Extraction from Biomedical Text. International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery from (Big) Text: Challenges and Opportunities when Mining Biomedical Text, KULeven, Belgium. See the recorded talk here.

-2015 (April 17th) Structured Learning for Extraction of Spatial Information from Natural Language. The College of New Jersey, Computer science departement. 

-2015 (April 10th) Structured Learning for Spatial Information Extraction from Biomedical Text. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US, Database & Information Systems, (DAIS) weekly seminar.

-2014 (Jan) Structured Learning for Mapping Natural Language to Spatial Ontologies. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US, Artificial intelligence and information systems, (AIIS) weekly seminars.

-2013 (Dec) Structured Learning for Mapping Natural Language to Spatial Calculi Models. NIPS-2013 workshop on Knowledge Extraction from Text (KET). Talk as author: See the recorded video here.

-2010 Machine Learning for Spatial Language Interpretation. The University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany. Workshop on Machine Learning for Spatial Language Interpretation.

   Professional Activities
Member of editoral board of Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), starting from July 2016.

Organizing/Co-orgonizing Workshops

2016 Declarative Learning Based Programming (DeLBP), (AAAI-16), February 12-17, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. (Chair)
2015 International workshop on Semantic Evaluation, SpaceEval shared task, SemEval 2015, Denver, Colorado.
2013 International workshop on Semantic Evaluation, Spatial role labeling shared task, SemEval 2013, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
2012 International workshop on Semantic Evaluation, Spatial role labeling shared task, SemEval 2012, Montreal, Canada.

Program Committee member 

-31st AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence(AAAI-2017).
-26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING-2016).
-The 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-2016).
- Thirtieth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2016).
- The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and The 7th International Joint Conference of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (ACL-IJCNLP 2015).
- The 21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2014).
- ECML/PKDD 2014, workshop on Multi-target prediction.

Peer Review
-COLING-2016.
-IJCAI-2016.
- ACL-IJCNLP 2015 long and short papers.

- Journal of Experimental Theoretical Artificial Intelligence.
- Journal of AI Communications.
- Main conference: ECAI2014.
- Workshop: ECML/PKDD 2014, workshop on Multi-target prediction.
- Book: Chapter review for Handbook of Linguistic annotation.
- Journal: BAFI 2014 (Special Issue IDA).
- Iranian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE).ijece@iust.ac.ir.
- International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation , 2012.
- International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation , 2013.
- KDD12 reviewer.
- AAAI 2010 reviewer

Master thesis proposals and supervision
-Spatial Role Labeling based on ISO-Space 1.5 annotation scheme, a Convolutional Neural Network approach, Mahmoud Ammar, Sep. 2015. KULeuven.
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Machine Reading of Biological Texts, Wouter Massa, June 2014. Master of Informatics KULeuven
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Ontology-based information extraction, Melih Tuzunoglu, 2013. Master of Informatics KULeuven
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Active learning for spatial information extraction, Marzieh Hosseinpour, 2013. Master of AI KULeuven
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Preposition disambiguation using relational learning, Behrouz Eslami Shahr Babaki, 2012. Master of AI KULeuven
-Extraction of motion verbs for instructing an autonomous robot using statistical relational learning, Maarten Tielemans en Pieter-Jan Speelmans, 2011. Master of AI KULeuven



  Grants/Awards

-Nov 2015, granted to attend 'Rising Stars in EECS: An academic carear workshop for women', MIT.
-Sep 2013-Sep 2014, Mobility research travel grant, KULeuven.
-Sep 2013-Sep2014, BOF, Postdoctoral mandate grant, KULeuven, LIIR.
-Dec 2008-Dec 2012 BOF , PhD grant, KULeuven, DTAI/LIIR.
-2008 EUSFLAT student grant for 12th conference on information processing and management of uncertainty in knowledge-based systems, 2008-Malaga, Spain.
-2006 Selected researcher computer science department academic staff, Ilam university.
-1999 First ranked in BSc in software engineering at Isfahan University 1999.
-1994 First ranked in computer Olympiad, provincial level, Ilam province, Iran.
-1994 Distinguished student, diploma in mathematics and physics, High school.



  Events (Recently attended or upcoming conferences/workshops/meetings)

-The 15th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL-HLT, San Diego, California, June 12-16, 2016.
-Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Symposium on Computing Research: Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs, Washington,DC, May 9-10th, 2016. Invited poster presenter.
-AAAI-2016 workshops, February 12-17, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

-AAAI Fall Symposium on Embedded Machine Learning, Arlington, Virginia, Nov.12-14, 2015.
-Rising Stars in EECS: An Academic Career Workshop for Women, MIT Department of EECS, Nov. 9th-10th, 2015.

-International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI-2015, July 25-31, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
-The 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HTL) Denver, Colorado, May 31-June 5, 2015.
-International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation 2015, 5th June, collocated with NAACL-HTL.
-DARPA Probabilistic Programming for Advancing Machine Learning (PPAML) PI meeting, January 21-22, 2015, Crowne Plaza, Tampa, FL.
-The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics ACL 2014 June, 22-26, Baltimore.
-The 18th Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL-2014), June, 26-27, Baltimore.
-The Twenty-seventh Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), December 05-10, 2013, Lake Tahoe.