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The new master’s degree programme is located UCSC’s Silicon Valley Campus close to industry actors working on NLP problems (photo by @carlesrgm)

New Master’s Degree in NLP 2020

Graduate studies in natural language processing at UCSC

The 16th of July the news centre at UC Santa Cruz wrote about an appointment to their new master’s degree programme in Natural Language Processing. This is an article summarising a few of the facts about the programme. I have not applied to this programme nor do I intend to, however I think it is interesting to have a look at an NLP programme on the graduate level to understand what focus they have.

  • At least one quarter of introductory statistics (the equivalent of STAT 5 or STAT 7 at UCSC).
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The Executive Director of the Graduate Programme

Adwait Ratnaparkhi has been appointed as executive director of the new master’s degree program in Natural Language Processing.

NLP People

In addition to this they have a long list of people working to make this graduate programme great.

  • Executive Director. Adwait Ratnaparkhi Lecturer, Computer Science and Engineering.
  • Pranav Anand. Associate Professor, Linguistics.
  • Luca de Alfaro. Professor, Computer Science and Engineering.
  • Cormac Flanagan. Professor, Computer Science and Engineering.
  • Jeffrey Flanigan. Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering.
  • Jean E Fox Tree. Professor, Psychology.
  • Lise Getoor. Professor, Computer Science and Engineering.
  • Yang Liu. Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering.
  • Narges Norouzi. Teaching Professor, Computer Science and Engineering.
  • Yi Zhang. Professor, Computer Science and Engineering.

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AI Policy and Ethics at www.nora.ai. Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own. twitter.com/AlexMoltzau

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