Back from a semester visiting Facebook, I’m one of a growing cadre of computational linguistics faculty at OSU, including Huan Sun, Wei Xu, Alan Ritter and Eric Fosler-Lussier in CSE, together with Marie-Catherine de Marneffe, Micha Elsner, William Schuler and myself in Linguistics.
My research interests have been primarily in natural language generation, paraphrasing and spoken language dialogue systems, though recently I’ve also begun working on grammar induction, monolingual word alignment and answer matching in dialogue. Much of my research uses OpenCCG.
Prior to joining the faculty here, I was a Research Fellow in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. Before crossing the pond to Scotland, I worked for many years at CoGenTex, Inc., a small company dedicated to developing commercial natural language generation software. Before joining the CGT crew, I obtained a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania.