PRESENT

                                    Faculty at the Max Planck Institute SWS (until January 2015)



PAST

                                    Postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University

                                    Working with: Dan Jurafsky, Jure Leskovec, Dan McFarland and Chris Potts (ordered alphabetically)


                                    Doctor of Philosophy,  Department of Computer ScienceCornell University

                                    CommitteeLillian Lee, Jon Kleinberg, Judith Bernstock (advisor for the History of Art minor) 



NEWS

                                    Joining Cornell University as an assistant professor in the information science department (January 2015)

                                    Join me as a PhD in information science or in computer science


                                    Check how polite your requests are using our Politeness Web App


                                    Released the Stanford Politeness API


                                    Released a dataset of figurative and literal comparisons


                                    Our linguistic change paper was mentioned in The New York Times


                                    Our conversation threads paper was mentioned in The New York Times


                                    More DATA, MEDIA COVERAGE, TALKS and older NEWS

                                   


TEACHING

                                    Spring 2015: Language and Information (INFO 4300)



TALKS

                                    Social Impact Through Network Science Workshop @ Varenna, October 14-17


                                    Computational Linguistics in Political Science Conference @ Mannheim, October 31


                                    Interaction and Exchange in Social Media Workshop (Keynote) @ Barcelona, November 10


                                    Computational Social Science: Bridging Computer Science and Social Psychology @ SPSP, February 28


                                                    

PUBLICATIONS

                                    Brighter than Gold: Figurative Language in User Generated Comparisons

                                    Vlad Niculae and Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

                                    Proceedings of EMNLP, 2014.


                                    People on Drugs: Credibility of User Statements in Health Communities

                                    Subhabrata Mukherjee, Gerhard Weikum, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

                                    Proceedings of KDD, 2014.

                                   

                                    How to Ask for a Favor: A Case Study on the Success of Altruistic Requests

                                    Tim Althoff, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Dan Jurafsky

                                    Proceedings of ICWSM, 2014.


                                    How Community Feedback Shapes User Behavior

                                    Justin Cheng, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Jure Leskovec

                                    Proceedings of ICWSM, 2014.


                                    No country for old members: User lifecycle and linguistic change in online communities

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Robert West, Dan Jurafsky, Jure Leskovec, Christopher Potts

                                    Proceedings of WWW, 2013.

                                    Best Paper Award


                                    A computational approach to politeness with application to social factors

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Moritz Sudhof, Dan Jurafsky, Jure Leskovec, Christopher Potts

                                    Proceedings of ACL, 2013.

                                    Nominated for the Best Paper Award


                                    Linguistic Models for Analyzing and Detecting Biased Language

                                    Marta Recasens, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Dan Jurafsky

                                    Proceedings of ACL, 2013.


                                    Characterizing and Curating Conversation Threads: Expansion, Focus, Volume, Re-entry

                                    Lars Backstrom, Jon Kleinberg, Lillian Lee, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

                                    Proceedings of WSDM, 2013.

                                    

                                    Echoes of power:  Language effects and power differences in social interaction

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Lillian Lee, Bo Pang and Jon Kleinberg.

                                    Proceedings of WWW, 2012.


                                    You had me at hello:  How phrasing affects memorability

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Justin Cheng, Jon Kleinberg and Lillian Lee.

                                    Proceedings of ACL, 2012.

                                   

                                    A computational approach to linguistic coordination    

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

                                    Ph.D. Thesis, Cornell University, 2012.


                                    Mark my words!  Linguistic style accommodation in social media.

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Michael Gamon and Susan Dumais.

                                    Proceedings of WWW, 2011.


                                    Chameleons in Imagined Conversations:

                                    A new Approach to Understanding Coordination of Linguistic Style in Dialogs.

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil and Lillian Lee.

                                    Proceedings of the ACL Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics, 2011.


                                    Competing for users' attention: On the interplay between organic and sponsored search results.

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Andrei Broder, Evgeniy Gabrilovich, Vanja Josifovski, Bo Pang.

                                    Proceedings of WWW, 2010.


                                    Don't ‘have a clue’? Unsupervised co-learning of downward-entailing operators.

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil and Lillian Lee

                                    Proceedings of ACL, 2010. Short paper.


                                    For the sake of simplicity: Experiments with unsupervised extraction of lexical simplifications.

                                    Mark Yatskar, Bo Pang, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Lillian Lee.

                                    Proceedings of NAACL HLT, 2010. Short paper.


                                    Without a ‘doubt’? Unsupervised discovery of downward-entailing operators.

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Lillian Lee and Richard Ducott.

                                    Proceedings of NAACL HLT, 2009.


                                    How opinions are received by online communities: A case study on Amazon.com helpfulness votes.

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Gueorgi Kossinets, Jon Kleinberg and Lillian Lee.

                                    Proceedings of WWW, 2009.



RESEARCH GROUPS

                                    PhD student: Vlad Niculae

                                    Co-authors

                                    Natural Language Processing

                                    Machine Learning

                                    Artificial Intelligence




                                                                                                     



CONTACT

                                    cristian@mpi-swsoorg


                                    MPI-SWS

                                    Campus E 1 4

                                    D-66123 Saarbruecken

                                    Germany

                                   

                                    Physical location in Google Maps

                                    Room 409



CONTACT (starting January 2015)


                                    cd326@cornelloedu


                                    Cornell University

                                    209 Gates Hall

                                    Ithaca, NY 14853

                                    USA

 

Cristian   Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil