Mark Liberman, a professor linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, started wondering what the equivalent was in different languages. Drawing on a variety of sources, including Wikipedia, Omniglot and user comments, he created the graph above, which shows the language that other languages use to describe things that are hard or impossible to understand."
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- University of MinnesotaB.S., minor in Math, 1992 - 1994
- University of MinnesotaM.S., minor in Scientific Computation, 1994 - 1996
- University of MinnesotaPh.D., 1996 - 1999
With 20 patents and over 80 research articles, his most well-known past project is the study of Information Scent --- understanding how users navigate and understand the Web and information environments. Most recently, he leads a group of researchers at PARC to understand the underlying mechanisms in online social systems such as Wikipedia and social tagging sites. He has also worked on information visualization, computational molecular biology, ubicomp, and recommendation/search engines. He has won awards for both teaching and research. In his spare time, Ed is an avid Taekwondo martial artist, photographer, and snowboarder.
In 2012, Ed was the Technical Program Chair for ACM CHI2012 conference, the premier conference on Human-Computer Interaction research.
- Staff Research Scientist, 2011 - present
- PARCArea Manager and Principal Scientist, 2007 - 2011
- Xerox PARCSr. Research Scientist, 1999 - 2006
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