Attapol Te Rutherford
(formerly Thamrongrattanarit)
อรรถพล ธำรงรัตนฤทธิ์

Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02452


2011 – in progress: Brandeis University – Waltham, MA
PhD in Computer Science

2009 – 2011: Princeton University – Princeton, NJ
MA in Neuroscience

2008 – 2009: Stanford University – Stanford, CA
MS in Statistics

2005 – 2009: Stanford University – Stanford, CA
BS in Symbolic Systems with Honors (Neuroscience concentration)

2004 – 2005: Tabor Academy – Marion, MA
High school; Graduated with Cum Laude Honors

2001 – 2004: Triam Udom Suksa School – Bangkok, Thailand


Machine learning methods for natural language processing
Statistical modeling, inference, and analysis with R and SPSS
Programming in C, C++, Java, Scheme, Python, Matlab, Prolog
iOS Software Development using Objective-C and iPhone SDK
Databases with PostgreSQL, MySQL
Designing psychological experiments with EPrime and Matlab PsychToolbox

Awards and Honors

McDonnell Neuroscience Fellowship
Princeton University, 2009

Symbolic Systems Honors Program, Symbolic Systems Program
Stanford University, 2008

Major Research Grant
Undergraduate Advising and Research - Stanford University, 2008

Symbolic Systems Summer Internship, Symbolic Systems Program
Stanford University, 2007

Undergraduate Fellowships for Language Study in China,
Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University, 2006

Cum Laude Society, Tabor Academy, MA, 2005

Royal Thai Scholar, Royal Thai Government, Thailand, 2004 - 2014


Nianwen Xue, Hwee Tou Ng, Sameer Pradhan, Rashmi Prasad, Christopher Bryant, Attapol T. Rutherford (2015). The CoNLL-2015 Shared Task on Shallow Discourse Parsing. Proceedings of the 19th Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning: Shared Task (CoNLL Shared Task 2015) | task website | pdf

Attapol T. Rutherford, Nianwen Xue (2015). Improving the Inference of Implicit Discourse Relations via Classifying Explicit Discourse Connectives. Proceedings of the 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2015) | pdf

Attapol T. Rutherford, Fuchun Peng, Francoise Beaufays (2014). Pronunciation Learning for Named-Entities through Crowd-Sourcing. Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2014) | pdf

Attapol T. Rutherford, Nianwen Xue (2014). Discovering Implicit Discourse Relations Through Brown Cluster Pair Representation and Coreference Patterns. Proceedings of the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2014) | pdf | code

Attapol Thamrongrattanarit, Colin Pollock, Benjamin Goldenberg, Jason Fennell (2013). A Distant Supervision Approach for Identifying Perspectives in Unstructured User-Generated Text. Proceedings of The 6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2013) | pdf

Attapol Thamrongrattanarit, Michael Shafir, Michael Crivaro, Bensiin Borukhov, Marie Meteer (2012). What can NLP tell us about BioNLP? BioNLP: Proceedings of the 2012 Workshop on Biomedical Natural Language Processing | pdf

Marie Meteer, Bensiin Borukhov, Michael Crivaro, Michael Shafir, Attapol Thamrongrattanarit (2012). MedLingMap: A growing resource mapping the Bio-Medical NLP field. BioNLP: Proceedings of the 2012 Workshop on Biomedical Natural Language Processing

Attapol Thamrongrattanarit, Gregory Samanez-Larkin, Laura Carstensen, Samuel McClure. (2009) The influence of time perspective on exploration and exploitation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Dean Eckles, Doug Wightman, Claire Carlson, Attapol Thamrongrattanarit, Marcello Bastea-Forte, B.J. Fogg (2008). Social Responses in Mobile Messaging: Influence, Strategies, Self-Disclosure, and Source Orientation. Computer Human Interaction Conference (CHI 2008).

Dean Eckles, Doug Wightman, Claire Carlson, Attapol Thamrongrattanarit, Marcello Bastea-Forte, B.J. Fogg (2007). Intimate Self-Disclosure via Mobile Messaging: Influence Strategies and Social Responses to Communication Technologies. Ubiquitous Computing Conference Supplement (UbiComp 2007-LBR)

Work Experience

2013 : Google (Mountain View, CA)
Research Intern in Speech Language Modeling

2012 : Yelp (San Francisco, CA)
Search and Data Mining Engineer Intern

2009 : IncentAlign Inc. (Milbrae, CA)
Statistician and Co-Director of Research and Development

Teaching Experience

Fall 2014 : Teaching Assistant
CS128: Modern Database Systems (Brandeis University, MA)

Fall 2014 : Instructor
MKTYP Quantitative Reasoning: Data Analysis and Visualization (Brandeis University, MA)
Course website

Spring 2013 : Instructor
TYP: Introduction to Probability and Data Analysis (Brandeis University, MA)
Course website

Fall 2011, 2012, 2013 : Teaching Assistant
CS134: Statistical Approaches to Natural Language Processing (Brandeis University, MA)

Winter 2011 : Teaching Assistant
NEU502A: Neuroscience: from molecules to systems to behavior (Princeton University, NJ)

Fall 2010 : Teaching Assistant
NEU258: Fundamentals of Neuroscience (Princeton University, NJ)

Spring 2008 – Spring 2009 : Course Instructor (CS198 Coordinator)
CS198: Teaching Computer Science (Stanford University, CA)

Summer 2007 – 2008 : Head Teaching Assistant
CS106B : Programming Abstractions (Stanford University, CA)

Winter 2006 – 2008 : Section Leader
CS106A : Programming Methodology (Stanford University, CA)
CS106B : Programming Abstractions (Stanford University, CA)

Spring 2006 - 2007 : Course Instructor
INTNLREL53SI : Introduction to Thai Culture and History (Stanford University, CA)

Fall 2006 – 2007 : Teaching Assistant
Psychology 1 : Introduction to Psychology (Stanford University, CA)


Thai, English, French, Mandarin

updated 8/2/14