Ulf Hermjakob
Senior Research Scientist

  University of Southern California   (USC)
Information Sciences Institute   (ISI)
Artificial Intelligence Division   (AI)
Natural Language Research Group   (NLG)

Address: USC/ISI · 4676 Admiralty Way #908 · Marina del Rey, CA 90292 · USA
Email: ulf@isi.edu

Teaching at USC
  • Spring 2022, DSCI510: Principles of Programming for Data Science
  • Spring 2023, DSCI510: Principles of Programming for Data Science
  • Spring 2024, DSCI510: Principles of Programming for Data Science (Syllabus, Blackboard, Piazza)
  • Fall 2023, DataFirst co-chair
  • Resources: Python (regex)
Current and recent research
  • AI tools for Bible translation Greek Room (website)
  • Machine translation, with current focus on low-resource languages
  • Foreign languages, grammar, morphology
  • Universal romanization tool uroman (demo, paper, poster, ACL 2018 Best Demo Paper Award)
  • Translation tool Chinese Room to enable people to translate from low-resource languages
    (such as Uyghur or Zulu) to English, even without any prior knowledge of the source language (paper, poster)
Earlier research
  • Abstract Meaning Representation   (AMR, Editor)
  • Computer-based foreign language learning (Tactical Language Training, news story)
  • Question answering
  • Parsing

Some tools: Universal romanizer uroman (on GitHub); Character-level text analysis and cleaning tool wildebeest (on GitHub, PyPI); Universal tokenizer utoken (on GitHub, PyPI)

Education: Ph.D. in computer science, The University of Texas at Austin (UT)