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 received my Ph.D. in 2012 from the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
My research focuses on natural language processing. Recent interests include representation learning, structured prediction, robust and data-efficient NLP, and world modeling for natural language understanding. I collaborate with others in the speech and language group at TTIC, including several PhD students and visiting students. My research is supported in part by the NSF, Google, Bloomberg, and Amazon. As of March 2022 I am on leave from TTIC and spending time at QuillBot, a startup focused on paraphrase generation, summarization, and grammar error correction.