Profile photo by Justin Shockley, courtesy of ASAPP.

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Cornell Tech at Cornell University. I hold a B.Sc. from Tel Aviv University and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, where I was advised by Luke Zettlemoyer. Along my academic work, I conduct research at ASAPP.

I study methods for natural language understanding and generation in automated, situated systems. My research goals are: (a) to build computer systems that interact with users using natural language and continuously improve through interaction, and (b) to develop computational understanding of natural language as a communication system. A core principle underlying my current work is that learning, production, and comprehension of natural language does not occur in isolation, but within dynamic interactions with other intentional agents situated in a shared environment. My group's research is anchored in natural language processing and machine learning, and often reaches out to robotics and computer vision. Our work has been recognized by an NSF CAREER award, as well as acknowledged by awards and honorable mentions at ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, and IROS.

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