Our Team

  • Yejin Choi

    Yejin Choi

    Senior Research Manager

    Yejin Choi is an associate professor of Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, adjunct of the Linguistics department, and affiliate of the Center for Statistics and Social Sciences. She is also a senior research manager at the Allen Institute for AI. She is a co-recepient of the Marr Prize (best paper award) at ICCV 2013, a recepient of Borg Early Career Award (BECA) in 2018, and named among IEEE AI's 10 to Watch in 2016. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science at Cornell University (advisor: Prof. Claire Cardie) and BS in Computer Science and Engineering at Seoul National University in Korea.

  • Chandra Bhagavatula

    Chandra Bhagavatula

    Research Scientist

    I am a Research Scientist at AI2, where I joined after completing my PhD from Northwestern University with Doug Downey in 2016. Currently, I work with Yejin Choi on Natural Language Processing for commonsense reasoning on the Mosaic Team. Before joining the Mosaic team, I worked in the Semantic Scholar team implementing models for Citation Recommendation, NER and Entity Linking.

  • Antoine Bosselut

    Antoine Bosselut

    Postdoctoral Young Investigator

    I am a part-time Postdoctoral Young Investigator at AI2 and a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University working with Jure Leskovec, Chris Manning, and the SNAP and NLP groups. I completed my PhD at the University of Washington advised by Professor Yejin Choi. My research centers on developing natural language agents that can model, represent, and reason about knowledge.

  • Jeff Da

    Jeff Da

    Research Intern - Undergrad

    Jeff Da is an undergraduate student at the University of Washington.

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      Jeff's Biography

  • Yue Dong

    Yue Dong

    Research Intern

    I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student in CS at McGill University and Mila, supervised by Dr. Jackie Cheung. In summer 2020, I am working as a research intern with Chandra Bhagavatula on commonsense reasoning and text generation. I am broadly interested in the research area of natural language processing, particularly on text summarization and reasoning. Besides research, I like to do yoga and dance.

  • Max Forbes

    Max Forbes

    Research Intern

    Max Forbes is a PhD student at the University of Washington working in the Natural Language Processing Group.

  • Saadia Gabriel

    Saadia Gabriel

    Research Intern

    I'm a fourth-year PhD student in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. I am advised by Prof. Yejin Choi. My research area is natural language understanding and generation. I'm excited about machine learning techniques and deep-learning models for social commonsense and logical reasoning in text.

  • Jack Hessel

    Jack Hessel

    Postdoctoral Young Investigator

    I work on natural language processing, machine learning, social interactions, and computer vision. Starting in October 2020, I am a postdoctoral Young Investigator with Yejin Choi at AI2. Previously, I earned a PhD in Computer Science at Cornell University.

  • Jena Hwang

    Jena Hwang

    Research Engineer

    Jena Hwang is a Research Engineer at AI2. She received her Ph.D. in Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her broad research interests lie in natural language processing, meaning representation, and commonsense reasoning. Prior to joining AI2, she was a researcher at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, where she collaborated in various NLP related projects. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking new dishes, and crafting projects like crocheting and sewing.

  • Liwei Jiang

    Liwei Jiang

    Research Intern

    I'm Liwei and I'm currently a PhD student at UW CSE. I'm currently working on logical and pragmatics negations of ATOMIC.

  • Ronan Le Bras

    Ronan Le Bras

    Research Scientist

    Ronan Le Bras is a Research Scientist at AI2. His research interests include commonsense reasoning through natural language understanding, as well as computational methods for large-scale combinatorial optimization, reasoning, machine learning and human computation. He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University in 2016. Prior to his Ph.D., he received his M.S. and B.S. from Ecole Polytechnique Montreal in Computer Engineering and in Software Engineering.

  • Jenny Liang

    Jenny Liang

    Research Intern - Undergrad

    Jenny Liang is a senior student at the University of Washington studying computer science and informatics.

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      Jenny's Biography

  • Ximing Lu

    Ximing Lu

    Research Intern - Undergrad

    Ximing is a BS/MS combined student at University of Washington in CSE. Her research interest is around natural language processing and computer vision, especially commonsense reasoning in textual and visual context.

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      Ximing's Biography
  • James Park

    James Park

    Research Intern

    James is a PhD student from University of Washington. He graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 2019 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. His research interests are vision & language, language generation, knowledge acquisition and compositionality.

  • Lianhui (Karen) Qin

    Lianhui (Karen) Qin

    Research Intern

    Karen is a 2nd-year PhD student at the University of Washington in CSE, advised by Yejin Choi. She is working on natural language processing and machine learning, especially commonsense reasoning in text and conversation generation. Outside of work, Karen likes photography and travel.

  • Keisuke Sakaguchi

    Keisuke Sakaguchi

    Research Scientist

    Keisuke Sakaguchi is a Research Scientist at AI2. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University in 2018 advised by Benjamin Van Durme and Matt Post. He is broadly interested in computational and cognitive aspects of language processing.

  • Vered Shwartz

    Vered Shwartz

    Postdoctoral Young Investigator

    Vered completed her PhD in Computer Science in Israel at Bar-Ilan University's NLP lab in 2019 (advisor: Ido Dagan). Her research interests are lexical semantics, multiword expressions, and revealing implicit information not mentioned in texts. Besides research, she likes to go to the gym, and she is slowly learning to speak Italian and play electric guitar.

  • Swabha Swayamdipta

    Swabha Swayamdipta

    Postdoctoral Young Investigator

    Swabha received her PhD in Language and Information Technologies from CMU in May 2019, completing part of her degree in Seattle, where she was a visiting student at UW. Her current research interests include structured prediction and transfer learning. Among other places, she interned at AI2 during the summer and fall of 2018. Outside of research, she loves to dance, cook and socialize.

  • Peter West

    Peter West

    Research Intern

    Peter West received his B.Sc. in Honors Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, and is now a graduate researcher with Yejin Choi at the University of Washington. His current research is focussed on creative methods for unsupervised learning in NLP.

  • Rowan Zellers

    Rowan Zellers

    Research Intern

    I'm a third-year grad student at the University of Washington in CSE. My research centers around natural language processing and computer vision. In particular, I'm excited about expanding the scope and robustness of these AI systems.

Highlighted Interns - Summer / Fall 2020