Rob Voigt


Hi there!

I'm a PhD student in the Linguistics Department at Stanford University and member of the Natural Language Processing Group and the Interactional Sociophonetics Lab. My primary advisor is Dan Jurafsky.

My research interests include natural language processing, social meaning, sociophonetics and interactional variation, Chinese and Japanese linguistics, gesture and embodiment, and applications of linguistic research to social good.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you around!


I'm co-chairing two workshops in 2018, both of which you should consider submitting to!

For one, the ACL Student Research Workshop is designed for PhD, MA, and advanced undergraduate students interested in getting mentoring and feedback on their research both before and after submission. The associated papers will be presented in a poster session co-located with the main ACL conference next summer in Melbourne, and travel grants are potentially available for participants, so if you know anyone who might be a good fit let them know to submit!

Furthermore, the Second Workshop on Abusive Language Online is concerned with the important issue of how to understand and address abusive language on the internet. It will be co-located with EMNLP in Brussels at the end of next October, so if you're doing relevant work please consider submitting!

Our recent paper on respect in police officer language received significant media attention, including references in Science Magazine, The New York Times, and PBS News Hour, among others. This research is ongoing, so keep an eye out for future publications from me and other members of our group!



2014-presentPhD, LinguisticsStanford University
2011-2013MA, East Asian StudiesStanford University
2010-2011Fulbright ScholarNational Taiwan Normal University
2008-2009Certificate, China StudiesThe Hopkins-Nanjing Center
2004-2008BA, ChineseVassar College


2013-2014ResearcherCSLI / Stanford Linguistics
Summer 2013Software Dev. InternIdibon
2011-2013Program AssistantCDDRL
2009-2010Foreign EditorTECO in New York


Mandarin ChineseFluent
Hokkien ChineseBasic


  • Corpus TA, Linguistics Department, 2015-2016
  • Student Member, Faculty Senate Committee on Research, 2015-2016
  • Graduate Student Representative, Linguistics Department, 2015-2016

  • Program Committees
    Committee member and reviewer for the major computational linguistics conferences (ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, EACL) as well as the workshops on Computational Linguistics for Literature (CLFL), Coreference beyond Ontonotes (COBRON), and Ethics in NLP (EthNLP).