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Anton Leuski

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Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Education

  • 2001, PhD, Computer Science
  • 1995, Masters, Computer Science
  • 1993, Masters, Physics

Biography


Anton Leuski is a research assistant professor at the USC Department of Computer Science and a research scientist at the USC Institute for Creative Techonologies. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His research interests include interactive information access, human-computer interaction, and machine learning. Leuski's recent work has focused on applying statistical information retrieval approaches to dialogue text analysis, natural language understanding and generation. Of primary interest is the development of the statistical approaches for building effective text classification techniques with small amounts of training data. These text classification approaches allow very rapid development of practical solutions for natural language dialogue applications.

Research Summary


My research interests center around interactive information access, human-computer interaction, and machine learning. My recent work has focused on statistical dialog text analysis, natural language understanding and generation. Of primary interest is the development of the statistical approaches for building effective text classification techniques with small amounts of training data. These text classification approaches allow very rapid development of practical solutions for natural language dialog applications.

Awards


  • 2004 James Chen Annual Award for Best Journal Article
  • 2010 AAAI IAAI Deployed Application Award
  • 2011 Best Poster Award
  • 2011 Finalist for Best Paper Award (9 finalists of 179 submissions)
  • 2011 US Army Second Place at the Federal Virtual World Challenge
Appointments
  • Computer Science

Office
  • ICT 4000
  • Institute For Creative Technologies
  • 12015 Waterfront Drive Los Angeles, CA 90094-2536
  • USC Mail Code: 0

Contact Information
  • (310) 448-0310
  • leuski@ict.usc.edu

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