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  • November 18, 2013. Participated in Boston Startup Weekend 2013. My idea on making a platform for companies to invest in social awareness formed as Dollar By Dollar. We got an honorable mention in the event.
  • May 18, 2013. Official commencement at University of Rochester [photos].
  • March 25, 2013. Finally done with the TempEval-3! It's been a ride. Thanks a lot to my coorganizers and the participants.
  • November 30, 2012. Published TwitterPaul paper in arXiv. Find out about it here.
  • November 19, 2012. Started a new blog - DecipherData. I am thinking of using my after-office hours for deciphering the public data. So I plan to use this blog to document my journey and also to hopefully report some interesting findings eventually.
  • July 30, 2012. Started at Nuance Communications as a NLP Research Engineer.
  • July 20, 2012. Successfully defended my PhD! Now I am Dr. UzZaman :-)
  • July 9, 2012. Our work on evaluation of temporal information understanding using temporal question-answering got accepted at ICSC 2012.
  • May 23, 2012. Our work on merging temporal annotations got accepted at TIME 2012.
  • March 14, 2012. Another reason for me to celebrate the Pi day (3/14). Accepted a job offer from Nuance Communications. I will be joining Nuance in August 2012.
  • December 8, 2011. Officially looking for job now. If you are interested, here is my Research Statement and CV.
  • December 7, 2011. Had a productive semester working with Hector Llorens. We prepared for organizing TempEval-3, and also worked on merging temporal annotations and temporal question answering.
  • September 1, 2011. Back to school! Enjoyed working at Yahoo! Research, Barcelona, my project on game prediction using social media and the city Barcelona.
  • May 25, 2011. Started internship at the Semantic Search group, Yahoo! Research, Barcelona for the summer.
  • May 13, 2011. Won 3rd prize at UR's Center for Research Computing poster session for Multimodal Summarization for people with cognitive disabilities in reading, linguistic and verbal comprehension. [poster]
  • April 26, 2011. With James Allen, Hector Llorens, James Pustejovsky and Marc Verhagen, will be organizing TempEval-3.
  • February 16, 2011. In an article about IBM's work on enabling the WWW with speech, our work on automatically illustrating complex sentences as multimodal summaries combining picture, simple sentence structure and summarized text is described with a few words, our [paper] [presentation].
  • January 15, 2011. Our journal paper on event and temporal expression extraction got accepted at International Journal of Semantic Computing.
  • November 7, 2010. Our paper (with Jeffrey Bigham and James Allen) on Multimodal Summarization of Complex Sentences got accepted at IUI 2011! Its an alternative to the Automatic Illustration problem and could help people with reading difficulties.
  • October 4, 2010. Our poster (with Jeffrey Bigham and James Allen) on Multimodal Summarization for people with cognitive disabilities got accepted at Coleman Institute 2010 Conference.
  • June 28, 2010. Our work on event and temporal expression extraction got accepted in IEEE ICSC 2010.
  • I will be working with Jeffrey Bigham along with my advisor James Allen this Summer.
  • May 4, 2010. Successfully defended my Thesis Proposal. I am a PhD candidate now :)
  • April 13, 2010. Result for TempEval-2 (workshop at ACL 2010) released! Our system (TRIOS) performed better than any other systems who approached all the tasks and we also have the best performances in two out of six tasks.
  • February 4, 2010. Our LREC 2010 paper on extending TimeBank corpus got accepted.
  • January 25, 2010. Our paper on Pictorial Temporal representation to help people who have trouble to read and understand got accepted in Design to Read Workshop at CHI 2010.
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