ICFHR 2018
The 16th International Conference on
Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition

August 5 - 8, 2018   ●   Niagara Falls, USA

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Kevin Knight: Biography

Kevin Knight is Dean's Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern California (USC) and Chief Scientist for Natural Language Processing at Didi Chuxing. He received a PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor's degree from Harvard University. He has taught computer science at USC for more than 25 years, authored over 150 research papers on natural language processing, and received several best paper awards. He is best known for his contributions to statistical machine translation, natural language generation, automata theory, and decipherment of historical manuscripts. Prof. Knight also co-authored the widely adopted textbook Artificial Intelligence (1991). He served as General Chair for the Annual Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) in 2005, and General Chair for the North American ACL conference in 2016. In 2011, he served as President of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Prof. Knight is a Fellow of ACL, AAAI, and ISI.


ICFHR 2018
August 5-8, 2018
Niagara Falls (USA)