I am a member of the NAACL Executive Board Nominating Committee (2010-2013).
I review for conferences and workshops from time to time.
I was a member of the ACM SIGHIT Advisory Board (March 2011 - December 2012).
I was a member of the Scientific Board of SILT (Sustainable Interoperability for Language Technology) (2009 - 2011).
I gave a tutorial on Measuring the Similarity and Relatedness of Concepts in the Medical Domain at ACM IHI 2012 in Miami (with Serguei Pakhomov, Bridget McInnes, and Ying Liu).
I was the co-chair of a NAACL-HLT 2010 workshop (with Thamar Solorio). It was the Young Investigators Workshop on Compuational Approaches to Languages of the Americas.
I was an elected member (2009-2010) of the Executive Board of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL) .
I gave the keynote talk at SETQA-NLP 2009 (a NAACL 2009 workshop) Didn't attend? See the slides and listen to the audio!
I was a member of the Editorial Board (2003-2005) of the journal Computational Linguistics .
I was the Secretary of the ACL Special Interest Group on Lexical Semantics (SIGLEX) (2004-2006)
I have co-organized two workshops on parallel text (at NAACL-2003 with Rada Mihalcea and at ACL-2005 with Joel Martin and Rada Mihalcea) and the interactive poster and demonstration session (at ACL-2005 with Masaki Nagata).
Rada Mihalcea and I gave a tutorial on Word Sense Disambiguation in 2004 and 2005.
I gave a tutorial on Unsupervised Clustering of Similar Contexts (i.e., SenseClusters) in 2005, 2006, and 2007.
We have interesting visitors at the NLP group at UMD every now and then.
I aspire to be an interesting visitor to other places from time to time.
Brian Rassier and I created and maintain the Registry of Latin American Researchers in NLP and CL.
The UMD Department of Computer Science has a Colloquia Series that I coordinated (2002-2005).
I am an academic great great great grandson of Wilfred Sellars. Here's how. You can also find me in the AI Genealogy Project.
By: Ted Pedersen - tpederse AT d umn edu