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.

Please do not email me if:

Applying to work in Noah's ARK:

If you are an undergraduate or masters student in Seattle and would like to work on research with my group, please complete this demonstration of research interest.

In general, I encourage you to apply if:

Applying to work at the Allen Institute for AI:

AI2, and specifically my team (AllenNLP), has applications online for a variety of positions, including research internships, engineering internships, predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers, engineers, and scientists. Find out more here.