Heinz honored by Linguistic Society

Article by Ann Manser Photo by Kathy F. Atkinson January 09, 2017 The University of Delaware’s Jeffrey Heinz, whose research on machine learning has applications in such fields as artificial intelligence and robotics, has received the 2017 Early Career Award from the Linguistic Society of America. Heinz, a professor in UD’s Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, was presented the award on Saturday, Jan. 7, at the society’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas. The Early Career Award was instituted in 2010 to recognize scholars in the first 10 years of their careers who have made outstanding contributions to the field of linguistics. In naming Heinz as this year’s recipient, the society noted his “contributions leading to a new computational science of inference and learning as applied to language.” The results…


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