Eric Nyberg is a Professor in the Language Technologies Institute. He is the co-Director for the M.S. Program in Biotechnology, Innovation, and Computation as well as the MSIT Program in Very Large Information Systems. Dr. Nyberg has made significant research contributions to the fields of automatic text translation, information retrieval and automatic question answering. His research has been funded by global corporations (including IBM, Caterpillar, Daimler-Benz, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi and Denso), and a variety of U.S. government agencies. Dr. Nyberg received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University and his BA from Boston University. In 2012, Dr. Nyberg received the Allen Newell Award for Research Excellence for his scientific contributions to the field of question answering and his work on IBM’s Watson project.