David Reitter

Senior Research Scientist, Google Research, New York City
How does the mind work? How can computers model and take over some of our cognitive function? I would like to understand what makes us intelligent and why we make mistakes at times. I study language processing, dialogue, and decision-making. Most recently, I have been interested in neural models of language and discourse in natural language processing. I use data science techniques for inference from large-scale datasets and experiments. I create computational, cognitive and statistical models to contribute to a unified theory of cognition. My work in cognitive science is made possible by computational linguistics; my research in computer science is inspired by cognition.
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.
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