Abe Handler

I am an instructor with the Department of Information Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder.


As a researcher, I develop new natural language processing methods for new intelligent user interfaces. I am particulary interested in tools and methods for searching, analyzing and making sense of large bodies of text. In this work, I design and build systems with collaborators from human-computer interaction, develop algorithms for efficient summarization, and research new natural language processing techniques to support new ways of analyzing documents. For more information, please see my research statement.


I am very excited to be working as an instructor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where I have been teaching remotely during COVID. I am cautiously optimistic about the possibilities of online education, and am very interested in technologies and methods for effective, low-cost, online pedagogy at scale.


I started graduate school after working as a software developer and data journalist, and remain interested in applying computational methods in practical settings. I’ve worked as an intern for early-stage and late-stage startups, and like to listen to podcasts and read blogs about the technology industry to follow new developments.