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Survey a Social Media Platform or a NLP Researcher : In-class Presentation (20 points)

You will pair together (2 students) and give a 10-minute presentation (plus 2-minute Q&A) in class about a social media platform (an incomplete list here) or a NLP researcher of your choice (an incomplete list of NLP groups here). You are also encouraged to find other NLP researchers that are not on this list through CS department homepages or top NLP conferences/jounals (e.g. ACL, NAACL, TACL, EMNLP).

First, please sign up to pick a date you want to present, and pick a social media platform or a NLP researcher.

Second, after your presentation in the class, upload your slides to OSU’s Carmen system. Your slides will be also published on this course website.

For NLP researchers, you may focus on

  • Who: You are encouraged to consider NLP researchers at different stages of their career, ranging from junior phd students and established senior researchers. Summarize his/her career. How and why do they become successful?
  • What: What research topics they are working on? What are they famous for? What does his/her first NLP paper (if after year 2005) look like? Present one of his/her important or recent work.

For social media platforms, you may focus on:

  • Market: When it was founded, purchased, and etc?
  • Interface: How people use it, and why?
  • Software Development: Any API available?
  • Academic Research: Any interesting studies? Any useful datasets?
  • and any other things you think are important

Some video-recorded examples on how to deliver a short survey type of presentations effectively:

Speaker Title
Abhishek GAdiraju Iceland’s Crowdsourced Constitution
Shreshth Khilani Silk Road
Morgan Snyder and Tiffany Lu Kiva: Loans That Change Lives

Slides from student in-class presentations in Autumn 2017 (a social media platform or a NLP researcher):

Date Speaker Title
December 5, 2017 Xingya Zhao NLP Researcher: Snigdha Chaturvedi
December 5, 2017 Ritesh Sarkhel NLP Researcher: Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick
December 5, 2017 Haiyang Qi & Wei Da NLP Researcher: Kai-wei Chang
November 28, 2017 Nabil Wadih & Brian Groenke Facebook
November 28, 2017 Anant Chowdhary & Chengfei He Dan Jurafsky's research
November 21, 2017 Amanpreet Singh & Anirudh Ganesh Reddit
November 21, 2017 Reid Fu & Shuaichen Chang NLP Researcher: John Wieting
November 14, 2017 Mounica Maddela & Jayavardhan Reddy Yelp
November 14, 2017 Qingyang Li & Mengxue Zhang NLP researcher: Chris Callison-Burch
Octorber 31, 2017 Pragya Arora & Piyush Ghai NLP researcher: Jiwei Li
Octorber 31, 2017 Rory Flukes & Ben Trevor NLP researcher: Jacob Andreas
Octorber 17, 2017 Kun Jin & Xiaohu Zhao NLP researcher: Diyi Yang
Octorber 17, 2017 Srividhya Chandrasekharan & Anu Yadav NLP researcher: Eshwar Chandrasekharan

Slides from student in-class presentations in Autumn 2016 (a social media platform or a NLP research group):

Date Speaker Title
December 7, 2016 Poorya Zaremoodi & Rafah Asadi NLP: Ohio State
December 7, 2016 Gordon Moon & Jie Zhao NLP: University of Washington
November 30, 2016 Zhuoer Wang & Chuhan Feng Instagram
November 16, 2016 Dushyanta Dhyani & Karan Grover Johns Hopkins CLSP
November 16, 2016 Brett Bejcek Facebook
November 9, 2016 Nikhita Vedula & Ashish Konda Cornell University NLP Group
November 9, 2016 Sourav Chakraborty NLP Research @ UCSB
Octorber 26, 2016 Fang Cao & Venkata Sai Mandadapu NLP: UC Berkeley
Octorber 26, 2016 Subash Chebolu & Jacob Hoylman NLP: Georgia Tech
Octorber 19, 2016 Sankeerth V S & Pravar Mahajan IIT – Madras: AIDB Lab
Octorber 19, 2016 Amad Hussain & Rob LaTour NLP at Cambridge
Octorber 12, 2016 Wuwei Lan & Wei Sun NLP Research Group: MIT
Octorber 12, 2016 Evan Kozliner & Evan Jaffe Stanford NLP
Octorber 5, 2016 David Palzer NLP/CL: Carnegie Mellon