PRESENT

                                    Tenure-track faculty at the Max Planck Institute SWS



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


                                    Our conversation threads paper was mentioned in The New York Times


                                    Our How to Ask for a Favor paper was featured in Huffington Post and other media outlets                                        

                                   

                                    Released the Pizza Request Dataset                                


                                    Co-organizing the ACL Workshop on Language Technologies and Computational Social Science


                                    Panelist at the ACL Workshop on Language and Social Dynamics  (Baltimore, June 27)

                                   

                                    Our computational politeness paper was nominated for the Best Paper Award at ACL 2013                                   


                                    Our linguistic change paper won the Best Paper Award at WWW 2013


                                    Our memorability paper was featured in The New York Times


                                    Released the Stanford Politeness Corpus


                                    Our memorability paper was featured in New Scientist, NPR and other media outlets        


                                    Our Echoes of Power paper was featured in MIT’s Technology Review blog

                                   

                                    Our work on linguistic coordination in movie dialogs was featured on Nature.com


                                    More DATA, MEDIA COVERAGE, TALKS and older NEWS

                                   


TALKS

                                    ACL Workshop on Language and Social Dynamics (Panelist) @ Baltimore, June 27


                                    Google @ Mountain View, July 1


                                    Facebook @ Menlo Park, July 7


                                    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                                   

           

                                                    

PUBLICATIONS

                                    Brighter than Gold: Figurative Language in User Generated Comparisons

                                    Vlad Niculae and Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

                                    Proceedings of EMNLP, 2014.

                                    To appear.


                                    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

                                    My co-authors

                                    Social Computing

                                    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

 

Cristian   Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil