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Short CV for Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson is a Professor of Language Science (CORE) in the Department
of Computing at Macquarie University.
He is also the Chief AI Scientist, Oracle Digital Assistant
at Oracle Corporation, where he develops chatbots and digital assistants.
The Oracle Digital Assistant
division develops novel deep learning models to power the next generation of Conversational AI
using semantic parsing.
Mark Johnson has worked on a wide range of topics in computational linguistics, but his
main area of research is natural language understanding, especially syntactic parsing and
semantic analysis, and their applications to text and speech processing.
- 2019-present: Chief AI Scientist, Oracle Digital Assistant
- 2016-2019: Chief Scientific Officer, Voicebox Technologies Australia
- 2010-present: Professor of Language Sciences (CORE), Dept of Computing, Macquarie University
- 1989-2009: Professor of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences and Computer Science, Brown University
- 2006-2007: Visiting Researcher, Natural Language group, Microsoft Research
- 2003-2004: Visiting Professor, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- 1995-1996: Visiting Research Scientist, Rank Xerox Research Laboratory, Grenoble
- 1990-1991: Gastprofessor, Computational Linguistics, Universitaet Stuttgart
- 1987-1988: Post-doctoral researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- 1984-1987: PhD, Stanford University
- 1981-1984: MA, University of California, San Diego
- 1975-1979: BSc (Hons), Sydney University
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