Marti A. Hearst


University of California, Berkeley

Brief Biography

Dr. Marti Hearst is Interim Dean for the UC Berkeley School of Information, and a Professor in the I School and the Computer Science Division. Her research encompasses user interfaces with a focus on search, information visualization with a focus on text, computational linguistics, and educational technology. She is the author of Search User Interfaces, the first academic book on that topic. She co-founded the ACM Learning@Scale conference, is a former President of the Association for Computational Linguistics, a member of the CHI Academy and the SIGIR Academy, an ACM Fellow, an ACL Fellow, and has received four Excellence in Teaching Awards from the students of UC Berkeley. She received her PhD, MS, and BA degrees in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and was a member of the research staff at Xerox PARC.

Slightly Longer Biography

Dr. Marti Hearst is Interm Dean and a professor in the School of Information and the EECS Department at UC Berkeley. Her primary research interests are user interfaces for search engines, information visualization, natural language processing, and improving MOOCs. She wrote the first book on Search User Interfaces.

Prof. Hearst was named an ACL Fellow in 2022, a Fellow of the ACM in 2013, a member of the CHI Academy in 2017, and has received an NSF CAREER award, an IBM Faculty Award, two Google Research Awards, an Okawa Foundation Fellowship, four Excellence in Teaching Awards, and has been principal investigator for more than $3.5M in research grants.

Prof. Hearst has served as President of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). She has served on the Advisory Council of NSF's CISE Directorate, on the Web Board for CACM, as a member of the Usage Panel for the American Heritage Dictionary, and on the panel of experts. She is on the editorial board of ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI) and was formerly on the boards of ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB), Computational Linguistics, ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), and IEEE Intelligent Systems.

Prof. Hearst received BA, MS, and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, and she was a Member of the Research Staff at Xerox PARC from 1994 to 1997.

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Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Hearst's full Curriculum Vitae: pdf

Mailing address

Prof. Marti Hearst
School of Information
102 South Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-4600

office phone: 510-642-8016
office fax: 510-642-5814