During the pandemic I was away on leave “visiting” Facebook/Meta in Seattle, but now I’m back again as one of many computational linguistics faculty at OSU, including Yu Su, Huan Sun 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. I enjoy interdisciplinary, collaborative research with practical implications.
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.