I am a researcher in Microsoft's NLP Research Group
. I work on grounded language generation.
Before this, I was a postdoctoral researcher at The Johns Hopkins University Center of Excellence
. I worked on semantic role labeling and sentiment analysis using graphical models.
Before that, I was a postgraduate student in the natural language generation (NLG) group
at the University of Aberdeen. As a student, I worked with using computers to create human language.
What that means, exactly, is anyone's guess;
I focused on how to naturally refer to visible, everyday objects.
This brings in stuff about vision, stuff about reference, and all-in-all has been incredibly fun.
I also spent the past few years as a visiting scholar at the Center for Spoken Language Understanding
, part of OHSU, in Portland, Oregon. There, I worked on understanding the syntactic and phonetic characteristics in the language of people with neurological disorders.