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Joonsuk (Jon) Park is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Williams College. He is interested in natural language processing, argumentation theory and argument mining, as well as their applications in various areas, such as recommendation and automated essay grading systems. He is also interested in computer science education.

Contact Information:

jpark@cs.williams.edu

TCL 209


Computer Science Department

47 Lab Campus Drive

Williams College

Williamstown, MA 01267

research

appointments

Visiting Assistant Professor @ Department of Computer Science, Williams College, USA

Research Assistant @ Department of Computer Science, Cornell University, USA

Visiting Researcher @ Centre for Argumentation Technology, University of Dundee, Scotland

Visiting Researcher @ Nakamura Lab, Nara Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Staff Research Associate @ Department of Computer Science and Engineering, UC San Diego, USA

Undergraduate Research Assistant @ Department of Mathematics, UC San Diego, USA

Undergraduate Research Assistant @ Department of Computer Science and Engineering, UC San Diego, USA


publications

journal

The Effects of Peer- and Self-assessment on the Assessors
Joonsuk Park and Kimberly Williams
Classroom Research Working Paper Series, 4(1). 2016.
[To appear]

conference

A Corpus of Argument Networks: Using Graph Properties to Analyse Divisive Issues
Barbara Konat, John Lawrence, Joonsuk Park, Katarzyna Budzynska and Chris Reed
In the Proceedings of the 10th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 2016.

[ paper | data (train, test) | bibtex ]

@InProceedings{KONAT16.307,
  author = {Barbara Konat and John Lawrence and Joonsuk Park and Katarzyna Budzynska and Chris Reed},
  title = {A Corpus of Argument Networks: Using Graph Properties to Analyse Divisive Issues},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016)},
  year = {2016},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-28},
  location = {Portorož, Slovenia},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Marko Grobelnik and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Helene Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  address = {Paris, France},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-9-1},
  language = {english}
 } 
The Effects of Peer- and Self-assessment on the Assessors
Joonsuk Park and Kimberly Williams
In Proceedings of the 47th Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) Technical Symposium. 2016.

[ paper | bibtex ]

@inproceedings{Park:2016:EPS:2839509.2844602,
 author = {Park, Joonsuk and Williams, Kimberley},
 title = {The Effects of Peer- and Self-assessment on the Assessors},
 booktitle = {Proceedings of the 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education},
 series = {SIGCSE '16},
 year = {2016},
 isbn = {978-1-4503-3685-7},
 location = {Memphis, Tennessee, USA},
 pages = {249--254},
 numpages = {6},
 url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2839509.2844602},
 doi = {10.1145/2839509.2844602},
 acmid = {2844602},
 publisher = {ACM},
 address = {New York, NY, USA},
 keywords = {active learning, peer-assessment, self-assessment},
} 
Automatic Identification of Rhetorical Questions
Shohini Bhattasali, Jeremy Cytryn, Elana Feldman and Joonsuk Park
In Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). 2015.

[ paper | data | bibtex ]

@InProceedings{bhattasali-EtAl:2015:ACL-IJCNLP,
  author    = {Bhattasali, Shohini  and  Cytryn, Jeremy  and  Feldman, Elana  and  Park, Joonsuk},
  title     = {Automatic Identification of Rhetorical Questions},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 7th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (Volume 2: Short Papers)},
  month     = {July},
  year      = {2015},
  address   = {Beijing, China},
  publisher = {Association for Computational Linguistics},
  pages     = {743--749},
  url       = {http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/P15-2122}
}
Toward Machine-assisted Participation in eRulemaking: An Argumentation Model of Evaluability
Joonsuk Park, Cheryl Blake and Claire Cardie
In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL). 2015.

[ paper | bibtex ]

@inproceedings{Park:2015:TMP:2746090.2746118,
 author = {Park, Joonsuk and Blake, Cheryl and Cardie, Claire},
 title = {Toward Machine-assisted Participation in eRulemaking: An Argumentation Model of Evaluability},
 booktitle = {Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law},
 series = {ICAIL '15},
 year = {2015},
 isbn = {978-1-4503-3522-5},
 location = {San Diego, California},
 pages = {206--210},
 numpages = {5},
 url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2746090.2746118},
 doi = {10.1145/2746090.2746118},
 acmid = {2746118},
 publisher = {ACM},
 address = {New York, NY, USA},
} 
AsseSS: A Tool for Assessing the Support Structures of Arguments in User Comments
Joonsuk Park and Claire Cardie
In Proceedings of the Computational Models of Argumentation (COMMA). 2014.

[ paper | bibtex ]

@inproceedings{parkcardie14,
  author    = {Joonsuk Park and Claire Cardie},
  title     = {AsseSS: {A} Tool for Assessing the Support Structures of Arguments in User Comments},
  booktitle = {Computational Models of Argument - Proceedings of {COMMA} 2014, Atholl Palace Hotel, Scottish Highlands, UK, September 9-12, 2014},
  pages     = {473--474},
  year      = {2014},
}
Improving Implicit Discourse Relation Recognition through Feature Set Optimization
Joonsuk Park and Claire Cardie
In Proceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL). 2012.

[ paper | bibtex ]

@inproceedings{Park:2012:IID:2392800.2392818,
 author = {Park, Joonsuk and Cardie, Claire},
 title = {Improving Implicit Discourse Relation Recognition Through Feature Set Optimization},
 booktitle = {Proceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue},
 series = {SIGDIAL '12},
 year = {2012},
 location = {Seoul, South Korea},
 pages = {108--112},
 numpages = {5},
 url = {http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2392800.2392818},
 acmid = {2392818},
 publisher = {Association for Computational Linguistics},
 address = {Stroudsburg, PA, USA},
}
Facilitative Moderation for Online Participation in eRulemaking
Joonsuk Park, Sally Klingel, Claire Cardie, Mary Newhart, Cynthia Farina, and Joan-Josep Vallbe
In Proceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o). 2012.

[ paper | bibtex ]

@inproceedings{Park:2012:FMO:2307729.2307757,
 author = {Park, Joonsuk and Klingel, Sally and Cardie, Claire and Newhart, Mary and Farina, Cynthia and Vallb{\'e}, Joan-Josep},
 title = {Facilitative Moderation for Online Participation in eRulemaking},
 booktitle = {Proceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research},
 series = {dg.o '12},
 year = {2012},
 isbn = {978-1-4503-1403-9},
 location = {College Park, Maryland},
 pages = {173--182},
 numpages = {10},
 url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2307729.2307757},
 doi = {10.1145/2307729.2307757},
 acmid = {2307757},
 publisher = {ACM},
 address = {New York, NY, USA},
} 

Workshop

Conditional Random Fields for Identifying Appropriate Types of Support for Propositions in Online User Comments
Joonsuk Park, Arzoo Katiyar and Bishan Yang
In Proceedings of the NAACL 2015 the 2nd Workshop on Argumentation Mining. 2015.

[ paper | bibtex ]

@InProceedings{park-katiyar-yang:2015:ARG-MINING,
  author    = {Park, Joonsuk  and  Katiyar, Arzoo  and  Yang, Bishan},
  title     = {Conditional Random Fields for Identifying Appropriate Types of Support for Propositions in Online User Comments},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Argumentation Mining},
  month     = {June},
  year      = {2015},
  address   = {Denver, CO},
  publisher = {Association for Computational Linguistics},
  pages     = {39--44},
  url       = {http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W15-0506}
}
Identifying Appropriate Support for Propositions in Online User Comments
Joonsuk Park and Claire Cardie
In Proceedings of the ACL 2014 the 1st Workshop on Argumentation Mining. 2014.

[ paper | data | bibtex ]

@InProceedings{park-cardie:2014:W14-21,
  author    = {Park, Joonsuk  and  Cardie, Claire},
  title     = {Identifying Appropriate Support for Propositions in Online User Comments},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the First Workshop on Argumentation Mining},
  month     = {June},
  year      = {2014},
  address   = {Baltimore, Maryland},
  publisher = {Association for Computational Linguistics},
  pages     = {29--38},
  url       = {http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W/W14/W14-2105}
}

Non-Refereed

Cornell Expert Aided Query-focused Summarization (CEAQS): A Summarization Framework to PoliInformatics
Lu Wang, Parvaz Mahdabi, Joonsuk Park, Dinesh Puranam, Bishan Yang and Claire Cardie
NLP Unshared Task in PoliInformatics. 2014.

[ paper | overview | bibtex ]

@INPROCEEDINGS{poliinformatics,
    author={Wang, Lu and Mahdabi, Parvaz and Park, Joonsuk and Puranam, Dinesh and Yang, Bishan and Cardie, Claire},
    title={{Cornell Expert Aided Query-focused Summarization (CEAQS): A Summarization Framework to PoliInformatics.}},
    journal={NLP Unshared Task in PoliInformatics},
    year={2014},
}

selected presentations

Identifying and Evaluating Argument Structures in Online User Comments (Talk) @ Intelligent Systems Program AI Forum, University of Pittsburgh 2016

The Ects of Peer- and Self-assessment on the Assessors (Talk) @ CIRTL Network Exchange Program, University of Pittsburgh 2016

Toward Machine-assisted Construction of Arguments in Online User Comments (Talk) @ Naver Labs2016

The Effects of Peer- and Self-assessment on the Assessors (Poster) @ All-Network Teaching as Research Virtual Symposium, CIRTL 2015

Toward Machine-assisted Construction of Arguments in Online User Comments (Talk) @ Probabilistic Models of Language Seminar, University of Edinburgh 2015

Toward Machine-assisted Participation in eRulemaking: An Argumentation Model of Evaluability (Talk) @ ICAIL 2015

Conditional Random Fields for Identifying Appropriate Support for Propositions in Online User Comments (Poster) @ 2nd Argumentation Mining Workshop, NAACL 2015

The Effects of Peer- and Self-assessment on the Assessors (Poster) @ Classroom Teaching & Research Symposium, Cornell University 2015

AsseSS: A Tool for Assessing the Support Structures of Arguments (Demo) @ COMMA 2014

Modeling the Support Structures of Arguments in Online User Comments (Talk) @ Summer School on Argumentation 2014

Identifying Appropriate Support for Propositions in Online User Comments (Talk) @ 1st Argumentation Mining Workshop, ACL 2014

A Monological Argumentation Model for Online User Comments (Talk) @ Student Brown Bag, Cornell University 2014

Identifying Appropriate Support for Statements in Online User Comments (Talk) @ Cornell-Technion Innovation Institute Workshop 2013

Identifying Appropriate Support for Statements in Online User Comments (Talk) @ NAIST 2013

Improving Implicit Discourse Relation Recognition through Feat. Set Opt. (Poster) @ SIGDIAL 2012

Improving Implicit Discourse Relation Recognition through Feat. Set Opt. (Poster) @ NSF SoCS Doctoral Symposium 2012

Facilitative Moderation for Online Participation in eRulemaking (Talk) @ d.go 2012

teaching

 

appointments

williams college

Instructor @ CSCI373: Artificial Intelligence (Fall 2016)

cornell university

Instructor @ CS4740: Introduction to Natural Language Processing (Spring 2015)

Instructor @ CS4700: Foundations of Artificial Intelligence (Summer 2014)

Teaching Assistant @ CS5306: Crowdsourcing and Human Computation (Spring 2016)

Teaching Assistant @ CS2800: Discrete Mathematics (Spring 2014)

Teaching Assistant @ CS4300: Information Retrieval (Fall 2013)

Teaching Assistant @ CS4740: Introduction to Natural Language Processing (Spring 2012)

Teaching Assistant @ CS1110: Introduction to Computing in Java (Spring 2011, Fall 2010)

UC San Diego

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant @ CSE8B: Introduction to Programming in Java 2 (Winter 2008, Spring 2009)

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant @ CSE8A: Introduction to Programming in Java 1 (Fall 2008, Winter 2008)


guest lectures & workshops

Enhancing Your Teaching with Research-based Principles @ CTE, Cornell University (Spring 2015)

How Do I Know My Students are Learning Before the Semester Ends? @ CTE, Cornell University (Fall 2014)

Universal Design for Learning @ CTE, Cornell University (Fall 2014)

Computational Discourse @ CS4740:Introduction to NLP, Cornell University (Spring 2014)

DIY Social Networking Site @ Expanding Your Horizons Workshop (Spring 2014)

Query Refinement @ CS4300:Information Retrieval, Cornell University (Fall 2013)

MapReduce @ CS4300:Information Retrieval, Cornell University (Fall 2013)

Search Algorithms for POS Tagging @ Computational Methods for NLP, NAIST (Summer 2013)

Seeking After Your Dreams @ Tosan Elementary School, Jeju, Republic of Korea (Summer 2012)

Co-reference Resolution @ CS4740:Introduction to NLP, Cornell University (Spring 2012)

Various Topics @ CS1110:Introduction to Java, Cornell University (Spring 2011)

Various Topics @ CS1110:Introduction to Java, Cornell University (Fall 2010)


Intro to NLP, Cornell (Spring 2015)

I taught over 100 students about natural language processing. Designing the syllabus and other course preparations were similar to the summer course I taught in 2014, but working with 100+ students posed a new challenge. To make the course more personal and interactive, I made use of iClickers and peer-assessments, among others.

Foundations of AI, Cornell (Summer 2014)

Being the only instructor with no TA, I had to do everything from designing the syllabus to assigning grades. Having an 1 hr. & 15 min. class each day, 5 days a week for 6 weeks was demanding for me and the students at times. However, the 12 students and I got to know one another fairly well, and we had a good time learning about artificial intelligence.

Expanding Your Horizons (Spring 2014)

Expanding Your Horizons Workshop is a 1-day workshop organized to attract 7th to 9th grade girls into STEM fields. I, along with 3 colleagues, ran "DIY:Social Networking Sites" workshop, in which we were able to get students interested in 3 aspects of social networking: inviting new users through different phrasing of advertisements, promoting user participation via design of achievement bbadges, and webprogramming touching upon simple html/css to templates freely available through hosting websites.

NAIST (Summer 2013)

Teaching Master students about applying search algorithms to POS tagging task was unique in that they already understood the basics and were able to ask sharp questions.

Tosan Elementary School (Summer 2012)

When I attended ACL2012 in Jeju, Republic of Korea, I was invited to give a lecture to a local elementary school students. The topic was on dreaming big and working diligently to reach the big dream. The know-hows I picked up while working as an English instructor in Korea, such as being authoritative at times while creating a friendly and relaxed enviroment, came in handy as I tried to keep the energetic bunch interested and under control.

Intro. to Java, Cornell (Fall 2010)

This was one of the first lectures I gave at Cornell University, and the first in a large lecture hall. One of the things I learned was to repeat students' questions before answering them, so that everyone else knows what was asked.

professional development

appointments

Software Engineer @ NHN Corporation (Now naver.com)

Instructor @ OSS English Academy

Translator @ KITC

Sergeant (Translator/Interpreter) @ The Republic of Korea Army

courses & workshops

Pedagogy Workshops & Symposiums, CTE, Cornell University

Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) hosts workshops and symposiums throughout the school year covering various issues that arise in classrooms. As a regular participant of these events, I had opportunities to learn and discuss pedagogical topics such as creating grading rubrics, engaging students in classroom discussions, etc.

 

ALS6016: Teaching as Research in Higher Education, Cornell University

I learned how teaching can be augmented with researcher-like mentality: forming hypotheses, conducting experiments, and deriving conclusions to promote better learning. By framing pedagogical issues as feasible research projects, I was able to hone my skills as an educator and share new findings to the rest of academic community.

 

All-Network Teaching as Research Virtual Symposium, CIRTL

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) is an NSF funded project focused on providing pedagogical resources for educators in higher education. I presented preliminary results from my project on peer- and self-assessment and engaged in discussions about various projects with researchers from 18 participating institutions.

 

Effective Peer Instruction with Clickers, CIRTL

In this interactive online course, I learned the theory and techniques for peer instruction activities. By doing peer instruction, students are motivated to teach, discuss, and learn amongst themselves for a more effective learning experience.

 

ALS6015: The Practice of teaching in Higher Education, Cornell University

I was exposed to various theories and techniques to promote better learning in students. I learned to create syllabus, lesson plan, grading rubric, etc. Keeping a teaching journal for reflective teaching is a habit I developed in this course.

 

ILRHR7451: Leadership Assessment for Managers Course, Cornell University

I gained a systemic view of different types of personalities, while learning about myself via established tests, such as MBTI, FIRO-B, TKI, and ILR 360. My ability to collaborate with various of types of people improved through lessons and activities.

activities

current activities

Travel Photography

One of my hobbies is to take pictures of urban/suburban scenary. This is often done while traveling. I have been lucky enough to travel and take pictures around the world, including the Americas, Europe, Central and Eastern Asia. I enjoy seeing things from a different perspective and capturing beauty in them.

Power Lifting

I have been power lifting on and off since high school. It is a good way to stay healthy and strong without being too bulky. Also, it gives me a good break from research.



past activities

Korean Graduate Student Association (KGSA)

I have been with Cornell Korean Graduate Student Association (KGSA) as the Advisor (2015-16), the President (2014-15), and the Vice President of Event Management (2013-14). KGSA hosts various events and provides services for the Korean graduate and professional student body to create opportunities for the members to find assistance in various situations that may arise. We also strive to build relations with organizations in and outside Cornell University.

Cornell Longboarding Club

Longboarding makes my commute much more enjoyable, though the Ithacan weather often does not allow it! I occasionally do downhill with other members of the Cornell Longboarding Club.

UC San Diego Ultimate Frisbee

I played for the Air Squids, the UC San Diego men's ultimate frisbee club team. Unfortunately, I cannot play competitive ultimate frisbee at Cornell, due to a USA Ultimate regulation preventing players from participating in the college league for more than 5 years.

John F. Kennedy High School Football

I spent a sigficant amount of time in high school out on the field, playing sports like football, soccer, and track (110m and 300m hurdles). Participating in organized sports helped me grow both physically and mentally.