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Assistant Professor of English
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsGlobal Anglophone literature and its relationship to other literary traditions of the Global South. The conditions for interdisciplinary research in the humanities, especially literature's relationship with medicine and the social sciences.
Professor of Linguistics, Emeritus
BioProf. Martin Kay is Professor of Computational Linguistics at Stanford
U. and Honorary Professor at Saarland U. He studied at Trinity
College, Cambridge. Kay then worked at Rand Corporation, the U. of
California at Irvine and XEROX PARC. Kay is one of the pioneers of
computational linguistics and machine translation. He was responsible
for introducing the notion of chart parsing in computational
linguistics, and the notion of unification in linguistics
generally. With Ron Kaplan, he pioneered research and application
development in finite-state morphology. He has been a longtime
contributor to, and critic of, work on machine translation. In his
seminal paper "The Proper Place of Men and Machines in Language
Translation," Kay argued for MT systems that were tightly integrated in
the human translation process. He was reviewer and critic of EUROTRA,
Verbmobil, and many other MT projects. Kay is former Chair of the
Association of Computational Linguistics and ongoing Chair of the
International Committee on Computational Linguistics. He was a Research
Fellow at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center until 2002. He holds an
honorary doctorate of Gothenburg U. This year, Kay received the
Lifetime Achievement Award of the Association for Computational
Linguistics for his sustained role as an intellectual leader of NLP
Assistant Professor of Art and Art History
BioSrdan Keca has made documentaries, essay films and video installations in the space of his native former Yugoslavia, the UK, and the Middle East. After studying physics at the University of Belgrade, he moved on to documentary filmmaking at the Paris-based Ateliers Varan. He received his M.A. from the UK National Film and Television School (NFTS) in 2011.
His projects include "Mirage", an experimental documentary exploring the marks of displacement and longing in the city of Dubai; "A Letter to Dad", an essay-film about family, war and forgetting; and "Museum of the Revolution", a multi-channel video installation on one of the most prominent architectural projects of socialist Yugoslavia, which never got built.
Keca's documentary films have consistently screened at leading festivals: IDFA, DOK Leipzig, Full Frame, Jihlava IDFF, etc., winning multiple awards and critical acclaim. More recently, his installation "Museum of the Revolution" was on display at the 2014 Venice Biennale of Architecture and has been touring venues including the Whitechapel Gallery in London and Project 88 in Mumbai. "Flotel Europa", a found-footage essay film he edited and co-produced, premiered at the 2015 Berlinale, winning the Tagesspiegel Jury Award.
Ari Y. Kelman
Jim Joseph Chair in Education and Jewish Studies and Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Religious Studies
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsProfessor Kelman's research focuses on the forms and practices of religious knowledge transmission. His work emerges at the intersection of sociocultural learning theory and scholarly/critical studies of religion, and his methods draw on the social sciences and history. Currently Professor Kelman is at work on a variety of projects ranging from a history of religious education in the post-war period to an inquiry about Google's implicit definitions of religion.