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Bio-sketch while Vice President of Research & Development at WhizBang Labs

Dr. Andrew McCallum is Vice President of Research and Development at WhizBang Labs, and Director of their 30-person research and development lab in Pittsburgh, PA. He also holds an adjunct faculty position at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to joining WhizBang he was a Research Scientist and Research Coordinator at Just Research (Justsystem Pittsburgh Research Center), where he spearheaded the development of technology for statistical text processing, and lead the team that created the research paper search engine now available at In 1996 he was a post-doctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, where he worked with Sebastian Thrun on the Intelligent Building project and with Tom M. Mitchell on the WebKB project. Andrew graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1989, and received his PhD in computer science from University of Rochester in 1995, where he worked with Dana Ballard.

Since 1996, Andrew has been active in research on machine learning and statistical methods applied to text. His particular research interests include document classification, information extraction, and learning from combinations of labeled and unlabeled data. He has over 30 research publications and several pending patents. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Machine Learning Research, and has served on the program committees for many technical conferences, including IJCAI, AAAI, ICML, NIPS and UAI. He has given invited talks at MIT, Stanford, CMU, UT Austin, Brown, Xerox PARC, IBM Almaden, SRI, AT&T Research and Google.