Dr. Alexander Gelbukh

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I hold a PhD in Computer Science. My main area of interests is computational linguistics (natural language processing; see an introductory book, an introductory text in Spanish and another introductory text).

Research Professor and Head of the Natural Language Laboratory at the Centro de Investigación en Computación (CIC) of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), Mexico.

Senior Researcher of the International Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Structural Analysis, Higher School of Economics, Russia.

Visiting Professor of the Institute for Modern Linguistic Research, Sholokhov Moscow State University for the Humanities, Russia.

Invited Professor of the PhD program on Systems and Industrial  Engineering (DIS), National University (UN), Bogotá, Colombia.

Member of the research team of the Sentic Lab at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Member of the Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), USA.

Member of the Social Networks Research Center (SoNet RC), Mendel University in Brno (MendelU), Czech Republic.

Collaborator of the L.N. Gumilyev Eurasian National University, Kazakhstan.

Invited Researcher at the Media Network Center of Waseda University (2011–2014), Tokyo, Japan. I've spent my Sabbatical leave 2010–2011 as Visiting Scholar at Waseda University.

I've spent my Sabbatical leave 2003–2004 as Distinguished Visiting Professor at Chung-Ang University (CAU), Seoul, Korea.

Before, I was a software developer for MICRA, Inc., New Jersey, USA.

And before that, I was a researcher at the All-Union Scientific and Technical Information Center (AUSTIC) and part-time teacher at the Moscow State University (MSU), Russia.

I am a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences (AMC), founding member of the Mexican Academy of Computing (AMEXCOMP), and a National Researcher of Mexico at excellence Level 2 (SNI 2).

My CV lists my publications, projects, and awards. I have h-index 34, with more than 4400 citations (I have checked manually first 2000 citations to my papers that are not self-citations). According to Springer's rating, I am one of the most productive authors in Artificial Intelligence and Computational Linguistics, and one of the most productive Mexican computer scientists. According to Google Scholar, I am within 100 most-cited authors in Computational Linguistics. My Erdős number is 4 (if you are my co-author, then yours is ≤ 5). My Microsoft Academic Search rating is 10 in NLP, 7 in DB, 4 in AI. See info about me in DBLP and DBLife.

I am the founder and chair of the CICLing International Conference series. I have been Honorary Chair of ENC-2008, Program co-chair of some recent MICAI, CIC, CORE, and some other conferences. I am founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Applications (IJCLA) and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Polibits.

My academic genealogy is simple: my PhD advisor was Prof. I.A. Bolshakov, DSc, who had no advisor. I have been, or currently am, advisor of more than 25 PhD students who are citizens of 10 countries: , as well as more than 20 MSc and BSc students. I supervise, or have supervised, theses in . My students have received important  awards because I taught them my key to success. All my students receive good scholarship.

CIC's PhD program is certified as quality program and MSc as international quality program, which implies that our students (including foreigners) receive very attractive scholarships (see details). Foreign students can apply for an even higher scholarship to study with us. As examples, see some of my courses.

To help students to better choose their research topic, plan their research, present their findings, and write papers, I prepared a presentation on Do-s and Don't-s in your PhD (and not only in PhD). There is a lot more to say about it. You may want to invite me for a talk on this topic.

Tools or lexical resources (most of them, free to use) developed in our Laboratory or together with our collaborators include:

See also my other research projects.

See also: Useful NLP links; ACL, AI-Tech Web directory; Sentic computing, Beall's list of suspicious publishers.

One of the few things we scientists get in return for all our efforts is travelling. Here are the countries I've visited (green):

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My name is A. Gelbukh, Alexander Gelbukh, Alexander F. Gelbukh, A. F. Gelbukh, Александр Гельбух, but people sometimes incorrectly spell it as A. F. Gel'bukh, A. F. Gel'bukh, Alexandre Guelboukh Kahn, Alexandre Felixovitch Guelboukh, Gelboukh, Guelbukh, Gelbuch, Guelbouch, Gelbouch, Guelbuch, Gelbuk, Guelbouk, Gelbouk, Guelbuk, Gelbuck, Guelbouck, Gelbouck, Guelbuck, Gelbuh, Guelbouh, Gelbouh, Guelbuh, Gelbuckh, Guelbuckh, Gelbouckh, Guelbouckh. Keywords in Spanish: procesamiento de lenguaje natural, procesamiento de texto, lingüística computacional, inteligencia artificial, Doctorado, Maestría. See also International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing, Natural Language Processing, Human Language Technologies. See also my file list and site list.