ⓘ Eric Nyberg

                                     

ⓘ Eric Nyberg

Eric Nyberg is a Professor in the Language Technologies Institute in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He is Director for the Masters Program in Computational Data Science.

Nyberg has made significant research contributions to the fields of automatic text translation, information retrieval, and automatic question answering. He received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University 1992, and his BA from Boston University 1983. He has pioneered the Open Advancement of Question Answering, an architecture and methodology for accelerating collaborative research in automatic question answering.

In 2012, Nyberg received the Allen Newell Award for Research Excellence for his scientific contributions to the field of question answering and his work on the Watson project. He received the BU Computer Science Distinguished Alumna/Alumnus Award on September 27, 2013.