Dr. Abram Handler is an Assistant Professor with the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His research focuses on developing new natural language processing (NLP) methods for use in new digital analytics interfaces. He is particularly interested in tools and methods for searching, analyzing and making sense of large bodies of text. In this work, he designs and builds systems with collaborators from human-computer interaction, develops new NLP algorithms for summarizing documents, and researches new digital techniques for analyzing large bodies of text. His work has appeared at top computer science venues like EMNLP, NAACL and ACM TiiS.
Dr. Handler came to CU Boulder from the University of Massachusetts (UMass), Amherst, where he earned a PhD in computer science as part of the UMass NLP group. Before starting grad school, he worked as a software developer and data journalist, where he created web-based tools to help citizens analyze public records.