My research focuses on the areas of Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics. My primary interest is in training computers to understand human language via naturalistic sources of supervision. One way I approach this is by uncovering linguistic structure from raw text. More recently I have also been pursuing learning via grounded interaction.
My name is Ari Holtzman. I am a PhD student at the University of Washington advised by Yejin Choi. I work on creating [discursive machines](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLho19gWz_o).
I'm Lifu Huang, a fifth-year Ph.D in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. My research mainly focuses on information extraction and question answering.
Chaitanya Malaviya completed a masters in language technologies from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in August 2018. Before that, he finished a bachelors in computer engineering in Singapore. His research interests are in the areas of probabilistic graphical models, multilingual NLP and deep learning applied to NLP. When he's not working, he enjoys hiking, running, listening to music and learning new languages.
Hannah Rashkin is a fifth year PhD student at the University of Washington working on natural language processing with Professor Yejin Choi. Her main research focuses are the integration of commonsense reasoning about social relationships for NLP tasks as well as computational social science applications for NLP tools.
Rachel Rudinger is a Postdoctoral Young Investigator at AI2. She earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University in 2019. Her research interests include common-sense reasoning, semantic representations and issues of bias and fairness in natural language processing. In 2020, Rachel will join the University of Maryland, College Park as an assistant professor of Computer Science. Outside of research, Rachel enjoys studying foreign languages, experiencing new foods and participating in the sport of curling.
I'm a PhD student at the University of Washington and part-time intern at AI2, advised by Noah Smith and Yejin Choi. I work on natural language processing applications for social science, social commonsense, and conversational artificial intelligence.