How does the mind work? How can computers model,
do, and exceed what it does? I study natural
language processing methods, especially in the
contexts of dialogue and generative models.
I think is futile to think about whether I am a
computer scientist or a cognitive
scientist. However, the goals of my research
have shifted from understanding cognition to making
make information universally accessible to
people, all by advancing Artificial Intelligence.
I joined Google Research, leaving a position as
Associate Professor at Penn State, in
2019. Thus, I am not taking new students. If
you'd like to work with me (post-PhD) on NLP and
dialogue, please apply
to Google Research.