I am a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My advisor is Dr. Heng Ji and I am a member of the Blender Lab.

My interests broadly span Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, and Machine Learning, but mainly lie in the intersection of these fields: multimedia information extraction/retrieval and natural language generation from multimedia data. A primary goal of my work is to develop intelligent systems that can extract information from large quantities of unstructured, multimodal data as well as convey this information through coherent, knowledgeable, and concise text. I am also interested in deep learning as well as representation learning for multimedia data.