I am a research scientist at AI2 on the AllenNLP team. My research focuses primarily on getting computers to read and answer questions, dealing both with open domain reading comprehension and with understanding question semantics in terms of some formal grounding (semantic parsing). I’m particularly interested in cases where these two problems intersect, doing some kind of reasoning over open domain text. I am the original author of the AllenNLP toolkit, and I co-host the NLP Highlights podcast with Waleed Ammar.