Liang Huang

Liang Huang

Liang Huang

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

2069 Kelley Engineering Center
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States

Ph.D., Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2008
M.S.E., Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2005
B.S.E., Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2003
Research Expertise

Computational linguistics (translation, parsing); computational biology (RNA folding and design); algorithms


Liang Huang was most recently an assistant professor at the City University of New York (CUNY) and a part-time research scientist at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. He graduated in 2008 from the University of Pennsylvania and has worked as a research scientist at Google and a research assistant professor at USC/ISI. Most of his work develops fast algorithms and provable theory to speedup large-scale natural language processing and structured machine learning. He has received a best paper award at ACL 2008, several best paper nominations (ACL 2007, EMNLP 2008, and ACL 2010), two Google Faculty Research Awards (2010 and 2013), a Yahoo Faculty Research Award (2015), and a University Teaching Prize at Penn (2005). His research has been supported by DARPA, NSF, Google, and Yahoo. He also co-authored a best-selling textbook in China on algorithms for programming contests.

2018 ACM Special Interest Group on Management of Data Best Paper Finalist
2017 Association for Computational Linguistics Best Paper Honorable Mention at EMNLP
2016 Best Paper Honorable Mention at EMNLP
2015 Yahoo! Faculty Research and Engagement Award
2013 Google Faculty Research Award
2010 Google Faculty Research Award
2008 Best Paper Award at ACL