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. My research is supported in part by the NSF, Google, Bloomberg, and Amazon.