Emailing Noah Smith

I spend a lot of time reading and writing email. I wish I had more time for advising my students, learning new things, thinking about my research, and writing papers. Every message I take the time to read chips away at that time; please respect this fact when writing to me.

(If you're not sure how to email, or you're finding that emailing professors is not getting you the results you want, consider reading this article on how to email or these tips.)

Here is a quick, imperfect guide to emailing me.

Please email me if:

I will do my best to reply promptly. Students have called me an Email Ninja, but I make no promises.

I might have some openings for undergraduates in the summer. Please submit an application if:

The sooner you apply, the more likely you are to be considered for this summer.

Please do not email me if: