Claire Cardie

Claire Cardie

Computer Science
Gates Hall, Room 417


Claire Cardie is a Professor in the Computer Science and Information Science departments at Cornell University, where she was the first Charles and Barbara Weiss Chair of a new Information Science Department. She obtained a B.S. in Computer Science from Yale University and an M.S. and PhD in Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Her research is in the area of Natural Language Processing. Cardie is a recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award, and has served elected terms as an executive committee member of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), an executive council member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and twice as secretary of the North American chapter of the ACL (NAACL). She was Program Chair for the joint ACL/COLING conference in 2006 and has served as associate editor for JAIR (Journal of AI Research), as action editor for JMLR (Journal of Machine Learning Research), and as an editorial board member for the Machine Learning journal and Computational Linguistics. Cardie is also co-founder and chief scientist of, a company that specializes in sentiment and opinion analysis of text.

Research Interests

Natural Language Processing

Teaching Interests

My undergrad/Masters course in NLP (CS4740/Ling4474/Cogst4740/CS5740) continues to draw many students --- over 140 this semester. I also continue to advise many MENG projects --- 15 from Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012.

Selected Publications

  • Li, M., O. Irsoy, C. Cardie, H G Xing. 2016."Physics-Inspired Neural Networks for Efficient Device Compact Modeling."IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits2: 44-49.
  • Elaheh, Momeni, Claire T. Cardie, Nicholas Diakopoulos. 2016."A Survey on Assessment and Ranking Methodologies for User-Generated Content on the Web."ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR)48(3).
  • Cardie, Claire T., Arzoo Katiyar. 2016."Investigating LSTMs for Joint Extraction of Opinion Entities and Relations."Paper presented at ACL
  • Park, Joonsuk , Jamison Poland, Claire T Cardie. 2016."Argument Mining in Twitter: Recognizing Premise Tweets for Claim Hashtags."Paper presented at ACL
  • Budzynska, K., J. Lawrence, B. Konat, J. Park, Claire T. Cardie, C. Reed. 2016."Using Argument Structure to Interpret Online Debate."ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • White House Leading Practices Award for Cornell e-Rulemaking Initiative's House Open Government Initiative)2010
  • Faculty Early CAREER Development Award(National Science Foundation)1996
  • Fellow of the Association for Computational Linguistics2016
  • Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy Award in the area of Education(University of Massachusetts, Department of Computer Science)2012
  • Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy Award in the area of Education, Department of Computer Science(University of Massachusetts, Amherst)2012


  • BS(Computer Science),Yale University,1982
  • MS(Computer Science),University of Massachusetts -Amherst,1989
  • Ph D(Computer Science),University of Massachusetts-Amherst,1994