Our Alumni

  • Yonatan Bisk

    Yonatan Bisk

    Postdoctoral Young Investigator

    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.

  • Faeze Brahman

    Faeze Brahman

    Research Intern

    Faeze is working towards a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is broadly interested in improving deep learning techniques for natural language understanding, generation, and social commonsense reasoning.

  • Jize Cao

    Jize Cao

    Research Intern - Undergrad

    Jize Cao is an undergraduate student at the University of Washington.

    • Bio
      Jize's Biography
  • Denis Emelin

    Denis Emelin

    Research Intern

    I'm Denis - a third-year PhD candidate in Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. My research interests are grounded in the understanding and processing of language by computational models and humans alike. In my spare time, I enjoy climbing, learning languages, and playing musical instruments.

    • Bio
      Denis's Biography

  • Ari Holtzman

    Ari Holtzman

    Research Intern

    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).

  • Lifu Huang

    Lifu Huang

    Research Intern

    I'm Lifu Huang, a fifth-year Ph.D in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. My research mainly focuses on information extraction and question answering.

  • Alisa Liu

    Alisa Liu

    Research Intern

    I just graduated this spring from Northwestern University with majors in computer science and math, and I will be starting my PhD this fall at the University of Washington. I'm broadly interested in devising methods of improving & evaluating model robustness and exploring how to align NLP with the end goals of human users.

  • Chaitanya Malaviya

    Chaitanya Malaviya

    Pre-doctoral Young Investigator

    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

    Hannah Rashkin

    Research Intern

    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

    Rachel Rudinger

    Postdoctoral Young Investigator

    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.

  • Maarten Sap

    Maarten Sap

    Research Intern

    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.