David Vickrey

I recently (June 2010) graduated from Stanford with a Ph.D. in Computer Science. My adviser at Stanford was Prof. Daphne Koller, and my work as a graduate student was a mix of natural language processing and machine learning algorithms related to graphical models. Post-graduation, I have been working at Facebook on machine-learning and NLP-related problems.


D. Vickrey. Learning Structured Probabilistic Models for Semantic Role Labeling. Ph.D. Thesis. Stanford Univeristy, June 2010.


Sentence Simplification

Downloadable resources related to sentence simplification.

Online Word Games

Play online word games for collecting language data!
Downloadable data collected from the word games.


D. Vickrey, C. C. Lin, and D. Koller. Non-Local Contrastive Objectives. ICML 2010.

D. Vickrey, O. Kipersztok, and D. Koller. An Active Learning Approach to Finding Related Terms. ACL 2010.

D. Vickrey, A. Bronzan, W. Choi, A. Kumar, J. Turner-Maier, A. Wang, and D. Koller. Online Word Games for Semantic Data Collection. EMNLP 2008.

D. Vickrey and D. Koller. Applying Sentence Simplification to the CoNLL-2008 Shared Task. Proceedings of the CoNLL-2008 Shared Task.

D. Vickrey and D. Koller. Sentence Simplification for Semantic Role Labeling. ACL 2008.

V. Ganapathi, D. Vickrey, J. Duchi and D. Koller. Constrained Approximate Maximum Entropy Learning. UAI 2008

S. Lee, V. Chatalbashev, D. Vickrey and D. Koller. Learning a Meta-Level Prior for Feature Relevance from Multiple Related Tasks. ICML 2007.

D. Vickrey, L. Biewald, M. Teyssier, and D. Koller. Word-Sense Disambiguation for Machine Translation. HLT/EMNLP 2005.

D. Vickrey and D. Koller. Multi-Agent Algorithms for Solving Graphical Games. AAAI 2002.

Fun Stuff

Play a Java version of the game of life.
Play a Java version of Tetris.