Michael Collins's research interests are in natural language processing and machine learning, with a focus on problems such as statistical parsing, structured prediction problems in machine learning, and applications including machine translation, dialog systems, and speech recognition. Michael is a fellow of the Association for Computational Linguistics, and has received various awards including a Sloan fellowship, an NSF Career award, as well as best paper awards at EMNLP (2002, 2004 and 2010), UAI (2004 and 2005), and CONLL (2008).