Dan Roth is the Founder Professor of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a Professor in the Computer Science Department and the Beckman Institute and holds positions also in Statistics, Linguistics, ECE, and the iSchool at Illinois.
Roth is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL), for his contributions to Machine Learning and to Natural Language Processing.
He has published broadly in machine learning, natural language processing, knowledge representation and reasoning, and learning theory, and has developed advanced machine learning based tools for natural language applications that are being used widely by the research community and commercially.
Roth is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR). He was the program chair of AAAI’11, ACL’03 and CoNLL’02.
He has given keynote talks in major conferences, including AAAI, The Conference of the American Association Artificial Intelligence, EMNLP, The Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, and ECML, the European Conference on Machine Learning and EACL, the European Conference of the Association of Computational Linguistics.
Prof. Roth received his B.A Summa cum laude in Mathematics from the Technion, Israel, and his Ph.D in Computer Science from Harvard University in 1995.
Dr. Roth also has a personally maintained website which can be found at http://www.ttic.edu/roth.