Michihiro Yasunaga wins CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award

Departments: Computer Science

Michihiro Yasunaga ‘19 has received the Computing Research Association (CRA) 2019 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award.

Cited for work that has led to publications in major natural language processing and artificial AI conferences, such as NAACL’18, EMNLP’18, and AAAI’19, Yasunaga was one of four students to receive the award. 

Majoring in computer science, his research interests are in natural language processing and machine learning. His advisors are Dragomir Radev, the A. Bartlett Giamatti Professor of Computer Science, and John Lafferty, the John C. Malone Professor of Statistics & Data Science. He has investigated data-driven algorithms for automated analysis of human language. In particular, he has contributed to the fields of automatic text summarization, syntax and semantics, and latent variable models for NLP. 

This award program recognizes undergraduate students in North American colleges and universities who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research.