Dallas Card

Dallas Card

Email: dalc@umich.edu
Office: North Quad 3421
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I am an assistant professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. Before that, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Stanford NLP Group and the Stanford Data Science Institute. I received my Ph.D. from the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University, where I was advised by Noah Smith.

My research centers on making machine learning more reliable and responsible, and on using machine learning and natural language processing to learn about society from text.


  • May 2024: I will be attending NAACL 2024 in Mexico City, where I am one of the organizers of the NLP+CSS workshop.
  • April 2024: Our paper on An Archival Perspective on Pretraining Data has now been published (open access) in Patterns!
  • March 2024: I will be speaking at the Emory Department of Quantitative Theory & Methods speaker series on March 25th.
  • February 2024: Our PNAS paper on immigration was covered by today's Washington Post (paywalled).
  • December 2023: I will be attending NeurIPS in New Orleans to present our poster, An Archival Perspective on Pretraining Data, at the SoLaR workshop on December 16th
  • October 2023: Our new paper on media storms has been accepted to Findings of EMNLP
  • October 2023: I will be attending the Workshop on Operationalizing the Measure Function of the NIST AI RMF in Washington, October 16-17th
  • July 2023: I will be speaking about evaluation challenges at the MIDAS workshop on Generative AI for Research, July 25-26th
  • July 2023: I will be attending the CASMI workshop on Sociotechnical Approaches to Measurement and Validation for Safety in AI, July 18-19th
  • July 2023: I will be attending ACL 2023 in Toronto, July 9-14th, where I will be presenting a paper on Semantic Change Detection
  • June 2023: I will be attending FAccT 2023 in Chicago, June 12-15th

Current Ph.D. Students

Selected Publications

Recent Professional Service

  • FAccT steering committee member (2023-2024)
  • Co-organizer of the NLP+CSS workshop, to be held at NAACL 2024 in Mexico City.
  • Co-organizer of the 2024 Midwest Speech and Language Days, to be held on April 15-16th, at the University of Michigan
  • Area Chair for ACL (2023), ACL Rolling Review (2024, 2023), FAccT (2024, 2023), NAACL (2021)
  • Reviewer for ACL Rolling Review (2022, 2021), ACL (2022, 2021), EMNLP (2022, 2021), NAACL (2022, 2021) TACL (2023, 2022, 2021), EMNLP Ethics reviewer (2023, 2022, 2021), FAccT (2022), AAAI (2022, 2021), AIES (2023), International Journal of Communication (2024), The Web Conference (2023), Philosophy and Technology (2021), PeerJ (2021)

About me

I'm originally from Winnipeg, but I have also lived in Toronto, Waterloo, Halifax, Sydney, Kampala, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Palo Alto, and now Ann Arbor.

I am an occasional guest on The Reality Check podcast. You can hear me in episodes #466 (biased algorithms), #382 (deep learning), #362 (Simpson's paradox), and #227 (fMRI and vegetative states).

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