David Mimno

Associate Professor
Information Science


David Mimno joined the Information Science department at Cornell University in the Fall of 2013. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral researcher with David Blei at Princeton. He received his PhD from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with Andrew McCallum. He tweets @dmimno.

Before UMass, David Mimno worked for an internet auction startup, the NLP group at the University of Sheffield, and the Perseus Project, a cultural heritage digital library. He has a particular interest in historical texts and languages.

David Mimno is currently chief maintainer for the MALLET Machine Learning toolkit. He organized the NorthEast Student Colloquium on Artificial Intelligence (NESCAI) at UMass in 2010 along with Sameer Singh. He ran the UMass Machine Learning and Friends lunch series for two years, and organized the Princeton Machine Learning lunch series.

Research Interests

  • Computational Social Science
  • Natural Language Processing


  • Ph.D. (Computer Science), University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2012
  • BA., Swarthmore College, 1999