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					                              CURRICULUM VITAE

                               Ji Fang(方霁)

NLTT Group                                         Mailing Address:
Palo Alto Research Center                          600 Rainbow Dr. Apt.144
Palo Alto, CA 94304                                Mountain View, CA 94041
Email: fang@parc.com                               Phone: 650-812-4710 (Work)



EDUCATION

  9/2000 – 6/2006                  Ph.D. Program
      Stanford University
        Received Ph.D. in June, 2006.
        Major in Chinese Linguistics (Department of Asian Languages)
        Minor in Linguistics
        Received M.A. in Chinese Linguistics
        Received full-tuition 5-year fellowship
        Received supplemental fellowship from Linguistics Department
        GPA 3.935/4.0

  9/1992 – 8/1995               Master of Arts Program
      Peking University
        Received M.A. in Theoretical Linguistics (Chinese Department)

  9/1988 – 7/1992                Bachelor of Arts Program
      Peking University
        Received B.A. in Chinese Linguistics (Chinese Department)

HONORS
          Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2002-2003, Stanford University
          Award for Outstanding Young Teacher, 1998, Peking University
          Award for Outstanding Teaching, 1997, Peking University
          Guang Hua Award (scholarship for Chinese students), 1993, Peking
           University

WORK EXPERIENCE

6/2006- present             Post-Doc.              Palo Alto Research Center
         Principal investigator for developing Chinese core semantics to produce
           semantic representations for Chinese sentences
                o Responsible for designing and implementing a set of transfer rules
                  to produce semantic representations based on the syntactic
                  analyses of Chinese sentences



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          Principal investigator for developing techniques for extracting activity
           related information from email/SMS messages
               o Responsible for analyzing an email/SMS message corpus,
                   identifying linguistic patterns indicting activities, developing and
                   implementing an engine to extract activity related information, and
                   integrating the engine into a recommender system

          Principal investigator for an ambitious effort to develop an extensive
           Chinese grammar capable of parsing arbitrary Chinese text
               o Responsible for integrating a Chinese tokenizer and tagger into the
                  grammar, improving the performance of the tokenizer and tagger,
                  improving the coverage and accuracy of the grammar, testing
                  against corpus-based test suites, and evaluating performance

6/2004 – 6/2006              Visiting Researcher Palo Alto Research Center
        Principal investigator for an ambitious effort to develop an extensive
           Chinese grammar capable of parsing arbitrary Chinese text
              o Responsible for designing a complete rule-based grammar,
                  implementing as a set of rules in the LFG framework, testing
                  against a corpus-based test suite, and evaluating performance


  9/2005 – 12/2005          Graduate Teaching Fellow Stanford University
        Primary instructor for Intermediate Chinese Conversation
        Responsible for designing curriculum, lecturing, holding office hours and
           assigning grades

 8/2005 – 9/2005         Teaching Assistant            Stanford University
       Teaching Assistant for Stanford’s overseas seminar in Beijing
       Primary responsibilities include leading class discussions and holding
          office hours

 9/2001 – 12/2002            TA Mentor                    Stanford University
       Provided guidance to teaching assistants in areas of curriculum design,
          lesson preparation, and effective teaching methods

  9/2001 – 12/2002         Graduate Teaching Fellow Stanford University
        Taught 4 quarters of First Year Modern Chinese for Bilingual Students
        Designed curriculum, lectured, held office hours, and assigned grades
        Received student evaluation rating of 4.74 out of 5

  8/1995 – 9/2000          Associate/Assistant Professor       Peking University
        Taught the following courses:
              o Conversational Chinese (beginning to advanced levels)
              o Chinese reading, writing and grammar (beginning to advanced
                  levels)
              o Business Chinese (beginning to intermediate levels)
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              o Academic writing
              o Chinese culture

CERTIFICATE
      Certificate for teaching Chinese as a foreign language, granted by the
        Ministry of Education in China, 1998.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 Fang, Ji and Sells, Peter. 2007. A Formal Analysis of the Verb Copy Construction in
      Chinese. In T.H. King and M. Butt, eds., Proceedings of the LFG07 Conference.
      CSLI On-line Publications.
 Fang, Ji and King, T.H. 2007. An LFG Chinese Grammar for Machine Use. In
      T.H. King and E. M. Bender, eds., Proceedings of the GEAF07 Workshop. CSLI On-
      line Publications.
 Fang, Ji and Sun, Chaofen. 2005. The Origin and the Grammaticalization of
      LE2. Studies on Historical Linguistics. Shangwu Yinshuguan, Beijing.
 Fang, Ji and Sun, Chaofen. 2004. The History of LE2. Proceedings of the 16th North
      American Conference on Chinese Linguistics. Iowa University Press.
 Fang, Ji. 2004. The Head Complement Constraint in Modern Mandarin. Proceedings of the
     2nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities. Available online:
     http://www.hichumanities.org
 Fang, Ji. 2000. A Pragmatic Study of the Imperative Sentences in Modern Chinese (II).The
      Research of Chinese (YUWEN YANJIU), No.1.
 Fang, Ji. 1999. A Pragmatic Study of the Imperative Sentences in Modern Chinese (I). The
      Research of Chinese (YUWEN YANJIU), No.4.
 Fang, Ji, Li, Xiaoqi and Liu, Irene. 1999. A New Text for a Modern China, Peking
      University Press.
 Fang, Ji. 1999. About LE1 and LE2. Proceedings of the International
      Conference on Modern Chinese Grammar. Beijing.
 Fang, Ji. 1999. On Rules in Using de. Proceedings of the Discussion on Chinese
      Language and Culture. Beijing.
 Fang, Ji. 1999. Research about le and the Aspect System in Modern Chinese.
      Proceedings of the Sixth National Academic Discussion on Teaching Chinese as a
      Foreign Language.
  Fang, Ji. 1999. A Cognitive Perspective on the Differences between English and Chinese
       Temporal Systems. Chinese Teaching in the World (SHIJIE HANYU JIAOXUE),
      No.4.
  Fang, Ji. 1998. The Differences Between “NP zai PP VP” and “NP VP zai PP”.
      NANKAI Journal, No.3. Also in: Proceedings of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign
      Language.
 Fang, Ji. 1997. Foreign Students’ Acquisition of Modern Chinese Imperative Clauses.
      Journal of Overseas Education in Peking University, No.1.
 Fang, Ji. 1996. Part of the ancient Chinese entries in Chinese Language Encyclopaedia.
      International Culture Press (Guoji Wenhua Chuban Gongsi).
 Fang, Ji. 1995. Part of the entries in Chinese Dictionary.
 Fang, Ji. 1994. All of the linguistics entries in Abridged Encyclopaedia, Volume 7.
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PATENTS
     Fang, Ji, Bellotti, Victoria M.E., Bobrow, Daniel G. and King, Tracy
            Holloway. Linguistic Extraction of Temporal and Location
            Information for a Recommender System. Filed in Jan. 2008.
     King, Tracy Holloway, Patridge, Kurt E., Ducheneaut, Nicolas B. and Fang,
            Ji. Using a Content Database to Infer Context Information for
            Activities from Messages. Filed in Sept. 2007.

PRESENTATIONS & DEMOS

       2007   Demo of a LFG Chinese Grammar for Machine Use. 2007 Grammar
              Engineering Conference. Stanford, California, USA.
       2007   A LFG Formal Analysis of the Verb Copy Construction in Chinese.
              The LFG07 Conference. Stanford, California, USA.
       2007   A Formal Analysis of the Verb Copy Construction in Chinese. The 81th
              Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Conference. Anahem, California,
              USA.
       2005   Syntactic and Pragmatic Motivations for the Emergence of the Verb
              Copy Construction in Chinese. The 17th North American Conference
              on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL 17). Monterey, California, USA.
       2005   Chinese Tokenization and POS Tagging. Pargram Meeting. Palo Alto
              Research Center (PARC), Palo Alto, California, USA.
       2005   The Verb Copy Construction and the Function of de Phrases in
              Modern Mandarin. The 79th Linguistic Society of America (LSA)
              Conference. Oakland, California, USA.
       2004   The History of LE2 in Chinese. The 16th North American Conference
              on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL 16). Iowa University, Iowa, USA.
       2004   The Head Complement Constraint in Modern Mandarin. The
              2nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities.
              Hawaii, USA.
       1999   On Rules in Using de. The International Conference on Chinese
              Language and Culture. Beijing, China.
       1998   LE1, LE2 and Chinese Aspect System. The International
              Conference on Modern Chinese Grammar. Beijing, China.
       1998   LE in Modern Chinese. The Sixth National Academic Discussion on
              Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. Qingdao, China.
       1997   The Differences Between “NP zai PP VP” and “NP VP zai PP”.
              The Fifth National Academic Discussion on Teaching Chinese as a Foreign
              Language. Beijing, China.

ACADEMIC SERVICE
      2005-2006 Graduate Student Representative, Department of Asian
       Languages, Stanford University
      2003-2004 Graduate Student Representative, Department of Asian
       Languages, Stanford University
      1997-1998 Co-coordinator for Teaching and Research, Center for
       Teaching Chinese, Peking University
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         1992-1995 Vice President of the Graduate Student Association, Peking
          University

LANGUAGES
      Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English
      Proficient in Japanese
      Familiarity with French

COMPUTER SKILLS
     Operating Systems: Windows, Unix, Mac OS
     Programming Languages: C, Lisp, Perl, Ruby

MEMBERSHIP
     Linguistic Society of America




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