Education and Work

For a more complete list of my earlier history, please see my CV.

November 2016 – Present Google Research and Machine Intelligence, Cerebra
Seattle, WA, U.S.A.
Senior Research Scientist under the supervision of Blaise Agüera y Arcas.
Jan 2016 – October 2016 Microsoft Research, Cognition Group
Redmond, WA, U.S.A.
Artificial Intelligence researcher under the supervision of Pushmeet Kohli.
Oct 2013 – Dec 2015 Microsoft Research, NLP Group
Redmond, WA, U.S.A.
Natural Language Processing researcher under the supervision of Bill Dolan.
Nov 2012 – Sept 2013 The Johns Hopkins University Human Language Techology Center of Excellence (mouthful!)
Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.
Postdoctral reasearcher under the supervision of
Ben Van Durme.
Sept 2009 – Nov 2012 University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen, U.K.
PhD student under the supervision of
Kees van Deemter and Ehud Reiter
Doctoral Thesis: Generating Reference to Visible Objects
Aug 2010 – April 2012 The Center for Spoken Language Understanding
Portland, Oregon
Visiting Scholar: Natural language processing
(programming, research, writing).
Sept 2008 – Aug 2009 The Center for Spoken Language Understanding
Portland, Oregon
Research associate: Measuring syntactic complexity; supervising all phonetic and syntactic transcription
(programming, writing, transcription).
Sept 2007 – Sept 2008 University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
Master's in Computational Linguistics
Master's Thesis: Towards the Generation of Natural Reference
July 2005 – Aug 2007 The Center for Spoken Language Understanding
Portland, Oregon
Research assistant: Providing phonetic and syntactic transcription
(programming, transcription).
Sept 2001 – May 2005 Reed College
Portland, Oregon
Bachelor's in Linguistics
Allied Field in Psychology
Senior Thesis: On the Generation of Referring Expressions