Raymond Mooney

In December 1987, Raymond Mooney completed his Ph.D. thesis under the direction of Prof. Gerald DeJong and then began as a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin where he is enjoying the beginning of the fourth decade of a hopefully long academic career.


Research Interests: 
  • Natural Language Learning
  • Connecting Language and Perception
  • Statistical Relational Learning
  • Information Extraction
  • Transfer and Active Learning
  • Abductive Reasoning
  • Text Categorization and Clustering
  • Text Data Mining
  • Record Linkage & Duplication Detection
  • Semi-Supervised and Ensemble Learning
  • Learning for Recommender Systems
  • Inductive Logic Programming
  • Knowledge-Base and Theory Refinement
Research Labs & Affiliations: 

UT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Machine Learning Research Group, UT Computational Linguistics Lab, UT Department of Statistics and Data Science, UT Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Select Publications

Subhashini Venugopalan, Lisa Anne Hendricks, Marcus Rohrbach, Raymond J Mooney, UT Austin, Trevor Darrell, Kate Saenko. NOV 8 2018. Captioning Images with Diverse Objects Supplementary Material.
Justin Hart, Harel Yedidsion, Yuqian Jiang, Nick Walker, Rishi Shah, Jesse Thomason, Aishwarya Padmakumar, Rolando Fernandez, Jivko Sinapov, Raymond Mooney, Peter Stone. OCT 6 2018. Interaction and Autonomy in RoboCup@ Home and Building-Wide Intelligence. arXiv.
Jialin Wu, Raymond J Mooney. SEP 8 2018. Faithful Multimodal Explanation for Visual Question Answering. arXiv.
Aishwarya Padmakumar, Peter Stone, Raymond J Mooney. AUG 29 2018. Learning a Policy for Opportunistic Active Learning. arXiv.
Pengyu Nie, Rishabh Rai, Junyi Jessy Li, Sarfraz Khurshid, Raymond J Mooney, Milos Gligoric. AUG 6 2018. Executable Trigger-Action Comments. arXiv.

Awards & Honors

2014 - Fellow of the Association for Computational Linguistics
2010 - Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery
2005 - Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence
2019 - Classic Paper Award
2007 - Best Paper Award
2005 - Distinguished Student Paper Award
2004 - Best Research Paper Award
1999 - One of 8 nominated for Best Paper Award
1996 - Best Paper Award