About the ACL

The Association for Computational Linguistics is the international scientific and professional society for people working on problems involving natural language and computation. Membership includes the ACL quarterly journals, Computational Linguistics and Transactions of the ACL, reduced registration at most ACL-sponsored conferences, discounts on ACL-sponsored publications, and participation in ACL Special Interest Groups.

An annual meeting is held each summer in locations where significant computational linguistics research is carried out.

Regional associations related to the ACL include:

  • EACL : The European Chapter of the ACL
  • NAACL : The North American Chapter of the ACL

Current Executive Committee (Last update: 2016/01/04)

(Information about past committees can be found in the ACL Archives.)

President (2016) Pushpak Bhattacharyya, IIT Bombay, India
Past President (2016) Chris Manning, Stanford University, USA
Vice-President (2016) Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University, Sweden
Vice-President-Elect (2016) Marti Hearst, UC Berkeley, USA
Treasurer (2013-2017) Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto, Canada
Secretary (2016-2020) Shiqi Zhao, Baidu, China secretary@org.aclweb (unscramble me)
Past Secretary (2016) Dragomir R. Radev, University of Michigan, USA
NAACL chair (ex officio) Emily M. Bender, University of Washington, USA
EACL chair (ex officio) Lluis Marquez, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
At-large (2014-2016) Hermann Ney, RWTH Aachen, Germany (sig overseer)
At-large (2015-2017) Yejin Choi, University of Washington, USA (conference officer)
At-large (2016-2018) Jing-Shin Chang, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan (information officer)
CL Journal editor (2014-) (ex officio) Paola Merlo, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Business Manager Priscilla Rasmussen, Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) acl@org.aclweb (unscramble me)

Nominating Committee

Haifeng Wang (2014-2016), Baidu, China
Gertjan van Noord (2015-2017), University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Chris Manning (2016-2018), Stanford University, USA