{About Me}
About Myself
Name: David Kirk Evans
Hometown: It’s complicated, but we’ll say New York City.
Graduate Education: PhD, Computer Science
School: Columbia University in the City of New York, NY.
Area: Computer Science, Natural Language Processing
Undergraduate Education: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. B.S. Computer Science, B.S. Electrical Engineering.
Email: dave@ this domain
David Kirk Evans
Tokyo-to, Shinagawa-ku
Higashi Ooi, 1-11-25-1414
Japan, 140-0011
David Kirk Evans graduated in 1997 from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX with a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science and
a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering. In 2002 he received his Masters of Science in Computer Science, and in 2005 his Doctorate of Philosophy in Computer Science from Columbia University. At Columbia University he studied in the Natural Language Processing group advised by Professor Judith Klavans, and worked closely with Professor Kathy McKeown on multilingual, multidocument summarization. While an undergraduate he began studying the Japanese language, and continued study at Columbia University briefly, before focusing on Arabic and English summarization.
After completing his PhD in 2005, David began a post-doc position at the National Institute of Informatics, where he is able to continue interesting research in multilingual NLP, and improve his own sorely neglected Japanese language skills.
In August 2008, he moved to Amazon.co.jp where he works on product search.
Research interests include, but are not limited to, multidocument
summarization with a focus on multilingual processing, multilingual opinion analysis, machine translation, and pedagogical applications of computational linguistics.
He follows in his father Gary Alan Evans’ footsteps (upper right) by staying in school far longer than would be reasonable, and embarking upon a career in research.  His twin sister Alana Evans is involved in hospice care in California with her husband David Huang, a marine biologist.  Sister Jana Evans creates beautiful pottery, and mother Judy Evans continues to worry about all her children irresponsibly spreading across the globe.