Rob Malouf, Ph.D., Stanford
by Grace Kim
As I stepped into his sunny office on the third floor of the Business Administration
Building for an interview, I was instantly reminded of my first meeting with Dr. Robert P.
Malouf. A shock of pre-Raphaelite, red hair and beard belied the soothing timbre of his voice as
he lectured about the history of text corpora. Many of his students (including myself!) found it
quite a challenge at first not to be lulled by his voice as we scrambled to take down notes. It
wasn’t long however, before his wealth of knowledge and keen insights about the diverse array
of methods that exist for solving a linguistic problem stimulated interest amongst his pupils, and
still continues to do so today.
During my interview with Dr. Malouf, I discovered quite a few interesting facts about
him, some of which perhaps, few may be aware. For instance, Dr. Malouf started out as a
Computer Science major as an undergraduate, but became increasingly fascinated by the study of
Linguistics, eventually leading him to earn a bachelor’s degree in both Linguistics and Computer
Science at University of Buffalo in 1992. He earned his Ph.D. at Stanford University in 1998,
which had initially involved some fieldwork with the Potawatomi Indian tribe. He recalls the
attempt as having been “a miserable failure”.
Startled, I ask, “What do you mean?”
He replies humorously, “No one spoke the language. No one in the entire state of
Still, the obstacle seems only to be have been an amusing wrinkle an otherwise stellar
career in Computational Linguistics, which includes having worked on projects like the Alpino
system, a question-answer system which utilizes a large-scale grammar and parser for Dutch, as
well as numerous other projects on subjects like head driven phrase structure grammar (HPSG)
and statistical modeling of language at the School of Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences at
the University of Groningen, and more recently at SDSU, Armenian relative clauses, educational
materials in Mixtec, as well as text and web mining, just to name a few. His numerous
publications include a book published in 2000 entitled Mixed Categories in the Hierarchical
Lexicon, along with a host of book chapters dealing with both computational and theoretical
linguistics, as well as an impressive list of publications, his most recent being Disjunctive rule
ordering in finite state morphology, which was presented at the 41st Meeting of the Chicago
Linguistics Society in 2005. When asked what he enjoys the most about linguistics, he quickly
responds with, “Solving difficult problems and figuring out the most elegant rules for why
Yet, amidst all his contributions and varying roles, many students will remember him for
his devotion to teaching, and his gentle patience in the classroom. When asked what he has
learned from teaching, he thoughtfully reflects, “I’ve learned through teaching that there are lots
of different ways of looking at things, and that students often have different views on things.”
When asked what attracted him to SDSU, he replies that its research atmosphere afforded a kind
of independence from the tight theoretical restrictions with which academic
institutions often approaches the CL, hampering the industry’s potential to explore some of the
more practical, trade applications of the field such as programming, mathematics, and web
mining to name a few. There was also a thriving community of CL researchers already
established in San Diego, including Dr. Jean Mark Gawron, also at SDSU.
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