Hello! I am an assistant professor at Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, a philanthropically endowed academic computer science institute on the University of Chicago campus. I am also an assistant professor (part-time) in the Department of Computer Science at UChicago. From 2012 to 2015, I was a research assistant professor at TTIC. I received my Ph.D. in 2012 from the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University where I was advised by Noah Smith.
My research focuses on natural language processing. I also develop general techniques for learning and inference, particularly in structured settings. Recent interests include paraphrase modeling/generation, machine comprehension, commonsense knowledge representation, and narrative understanding. I collaborate with others in the speech and language group at TTIC, including several PhD students and visiting students.
I recently co-organized the TTIC Workshop on Collaborative and Knowledge-Backed Language Generation and am a co-organizer of the annual Midwest Speech and Language Days.