Larry Birnbaum is Professor of Computer Science at Northwestern University, where he is Head of the Computer Science Division and Co-Director of the Intelligent Information Laboratory, with a research focus on applied AI. He and his students build and research projects in natural language processing, intelligent information systems, social media data analytics, machine learning, computational journalism and media, conversational interfaces, and automatic content generation. Together with colleagues and students, Larry has published more than 140 papers on these topics, and holds 39 U.S. patents.
Larry received his BS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Yale, and was on the faculty there before joining Northwestern.
Larry is also Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Advisor of Narrative Science, an AI start-up that builds and markets technology to automatically generate narratives from data, at scale. The company’s goal is simply this: To make the world’s data meaningful to people through stories.