Hello! I am an assistant professor at TTI-Chicago, a philanthropically endowed academic computer science institute located on the University of Chicago campus. 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. (CV)

My research focuses on natural language processing. I also develop general techniques for learning and inference, particularly in structured settings. Recent interests include paraphrase recognition, machine comprehension, commonsense knowledge representation, and narrative understanding. I collaborate with others in the speech and language group at TTIC, including many PhD students and visiting students.

This spring we hosted the fifth annual Midwest Speech and Language Days. Thanks to all who participated!

I am currently teaching Advanced Natural Language Processing.