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I'm a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Language and Speech Processing working with Benjamin Van Durme. My research is on generative models of language, with a recent focus on dialogue and social media. My thesis developed semi-supervised models to recognize entities in text and identify relationships between them, and was co-advised by Jason Eisner and Mark Dredze. In the more distant past, I was an associate scientist at BBN Technologies and before that studied mathematics and computer science at Virginia Tech. I grew up in Geneva, Switzerland, speaking French and eating chocolate.


  • Predicting Twitter User Demographics from Names Alone. ACL Workshop (2018)
    Zach Wood-Doughty, Nicholas Andrews, Rebecca Marvin, and Mark Dredze.
  • Bayesian Modeling of Lexical Resources for Low-Resource Settings. ACL (2017)
    Nicholas Andrews, Mark Dredze, and Benjamin Van Durme, Jason Eisner
    [pdf] [code] [slides]
  • Twitter at the Grammys: A Social Media Corpus for Entity Linking and Disambiguation.
    EMNLP Workshop (2016)
    Mark Dredze, Nicholas Andrews, Jay DeYoung.
  • Generative Non-Markov Models for Information Extraction. Dissertation (2015)
  • Robust Entity Clustering via Phylogenetic Inference. ACL (2014)
    Nicholas Andrews, Jason Eisner, and Mark Dredze
    [pdf] [full paper] [bib] [code] [slides]
  • PARMA: A Predicate Argument Aligner. ACL Short (2013)
    Travis Wolfe, Benjamin Van Durme, Mark Dredze, Nicholas Andrews, Charley Beller, Chris Callison-Burch, Jay DeYoung, Justin Snyder, Jonathan Weese, Tan Xu, and Xuchen Yao
  • Name Phylogeny: A Generative Model of String Variation. EMNLP (2012)
    Nicholas Andrews, Jason Eisner, and Mark Dredze
    [pdf] [bib]
  • Entity Clustering Across Languages. NAACL (2012)
    Spence Green, Nicholas Andrews, Matthew R. Gormley, Mark Dredze, Christopher D. Manning
    [pdf] [bib]
  • Transformation Process Priors. NIPS NP Bayes Workshop (2011)
    Nicholas Andrews and Jason Eisner
    [pdf] [bib]
  • Cross-lingual Coreference Resolution. HLTCOE TR (2011)
    Spence Green, Nicholas Andrews, Matthew R. Gormley, Mark Dredze, Christopher D. Manning
  • Seeded Discovery of Base Relations in Large Corpora. EMNLP (2008)
    Nicholas Andrews and Naren Ramakrishnan
    [pdf] [bib]
  • Recent Developments in Document Clustering. VT TR (2008)
    Nicholas Andrews and Edward A. Fox


Program Committee

  • NIPS (2015, 2017, 2018)
  • ICML (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • EMNLP (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • AISTATS (2017)
  • AAAI (2018)
  • NAACL (2013, 2016)
  • ACL (2017, 2018)
  • EACL (2017)

Johns Hopkins University