I’ll be on sabbatical during the 2020–2021 academic year visiting Facebook in Seattle. Meanwhile, I’m normally 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, though recently I’ve also begun working on answer matching in dialogue. Until recently, much of my research involved 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.