I am a MSc graduate from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. I was a member of the Computational Linguistics group, where I was supervised by Gerald Penn. My current research is affiliated with the GRAND NCE.

My research interests include HCI, speech, speech summarization, dialogue systems, and bioinformatics.

I can be contacted at mccallum (at) cs (dot) toronto (dot) edu

My CV is available upon request.


M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Toronto (Expected: May 2012)

B.Sc. in Computer Science, University of British Columbia (Completed: May 2010)

Publications and Theses

A. McCallum, C. Munteanu, G. Penn, X. Zhu. 2012. Ecological Validity and the Evaluation of Speech Summarization Quality. NAACL-HLT 2012 Workshop on Evaluation Metrics and System Comparison for Automatic Summarization, Montreal, QC. (pdf)

A. McCallum, C. Munteanu, G. Penn, X. Zhu. 2012. An Ecologically Valid Evaluation of Speech Summarization. CHI 2012, Austin, TX. (pdf)

M.Sc. thesis: A. McCallum. 2012. An Ecologically Valid Evaluation of Speech Summarization in the University Lecture Domain. University of Toronto. (pdf)

E. Portales-Casamar, D. Arenillas, J. Lim, M.I. Swanson, S. Jiang, A. McCallum, S. Kirov, and W.W. Wasserman. 2009 “The PAZAR database of gene regulatory information coupled to the ORCA toolkit for the study of regulatory sequences”, Nucleic Acids Res., 37, D54-D60. (pdf)

Conference Presentations

A. McCallum. 2011. Ecologically Valid Evaluation of Speech Summarization. GRAND NCE Annual Conference 2011, Vancouver, BC. (paper, slides)

Major Awards

NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) M. 2011-2012.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship. 2011-2012. Declined.

A*STAR Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA). 2009.

Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) Summer Studentship. 2008. Declined.

Research and Work Experience

Bioinformatics Project Assistant (Part-time), Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, Vancouver. 2007-2010.

Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) intern, Bioinformatics Institute, Singapore. 2009.

System Integration & Test Specialist, Research In Motion Limited, Ottawa. 2007.

TA Experience

CSC A48H: Introduction to Computer Science. University of Toronto. 2012

CSC 236: Introduction to Theory of Computation. University of Toronto. 2011, 2012

CSC 108: Introduction to Computer Programming. University of Toronto. 2010

CPSC 213: Introduction to Computer Systems. University of British Columbia. 2008

Workshops Attended

Summer School in Human Language Technologies at The Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP), Johns Hopkins University. Sponsored by The North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL). June 27-July 8, 2011.

Pacific Rim Summer School in Global Distributed Software Development. Peking University, Beijing, China. Sponsored by the University of Oregon, Peking University and the National Science Foundation. July 18-30, 2010.