Fosler-Lussier, Eric


Eric Fosler-Lussier is the John I. Makhoul Professor and Associate Chair for Academic Administration in Computer Science and Engineering, with courtesy appointments in Linguistics and Biomedical Informatics, at The Ohio State University.   He has been a member of the OSU faculty since 2003.

Prof. Fosler-Lussier earned undergraduate degrees in Computer and Cognitive Science (B.A.S) and Linguistics (B.A.) from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.  Notable other positions include Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies,  Visiting Researcher at Columbia University, and  Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Prof. Fosler-Lussier's research interests include core technologies for speech processing and natural language understanding, as well as applications in training medical students to take patient histories, and clinical natural language processing.

Honors include the NSF CAREER award,  IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award (with Jeremy Morris), International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Yearbook Best Paper (Natural Language Processing, twice, with papers led by Preethi Raghavan and Chaitanya Shivade), and the IBM Faculty Award.

He is a Fellow of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), a Fellow of the IEEE, and a member of the Association for Computational Linguistics.

Currently, Fosler-Lussier serves on the ISCA Advisory Council (2021-2024), the IEEE SPS Awards Board (2021-2023), the IEEE Flanagan Award committee (2022-2024) and senior area editor for the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing (TASLP).  He recently completed terms as IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee (SLTC) Chair and as an associate editor for IEEE/ACM TASLP.  Other past service includes serving on the editorial boards of the ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing and Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (2012-2020) and as co-Program Chair for NAACL 2012.