Jeffrey Flanigan

Assistant Professor
Computer Science and Engineering Department
Jack Baskin School of Engineering
University of California, Santa Cruz

Engineering 2, Room 347B

I am an Assistant Professor in the Jack Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, having joined in Fall 2019.

Previously, I was a post-doctoral researcher at UMass Amherst working in the Information Extraction and Synthesis Laboratory with Andrew McCallum. I earned a Ph.D. in 2018 from the Language Technologies Institute in the School of Computer Science, advised by Noah Smith, Chris Dyer, and Jaime Carbonell.

My research lies in the areas of natural language processing, structured prediction, and deep learning. My work has focused on making computers understand and generate natural language better (semantic parsing and generation) and to help people who speak different languages communicate (machine translation).

My collaborators and I developed JAMR, which is a semantic parser, generator and aligner for the Abstract Meaning Representation (AMR). I gave a tutorial at NAACL 2015 on AMR with Nathan Schneider and Tim O’Gorman (slides, video).