2013 CS Distinguished Alumnus:
Eric Nyberg (CAS ’83)
Dr. Eric Nyberg is a Professor in the Language Technologies Institute in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He is Director for the M.S. program in Very Large Information Systems, and co-Director for the M.S. Program in Biotechnology, Innovation, and Computation. He has made significant research contributions to the fields of automatic text translation, information retrieval, and automatic question answering. Dr. Nyberg received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University (1992), and his BA from Boston University (1983). He has pioneered the Open Advancement of Question Answering, an architecture and methodology for accelerating collaborative research in automatic question answering. In 2012, Dr. Nyberg received the Allen Newell Award for Research Excellence for his scientific contributions to the field of question answering and his work on the Watson project.
Dr. Nyberg received the BU Computer Science Distinguished Alumna/Alumnus Award on September 27, 2013.