Hi! I am a Masters student at Stanford University and a researcher in the Stanford Natural Language Processing Group. My current research pursuits fall in the realm of machine learning and natural language understanding. I build dialogue agents, especially of the goal-oriented variety, and in the past I have worked on computational semantics and textual inference.

I also have a soft spot for brains, and hope to one day merge my interest in computational neuroscience and the cognitive sciences, and my fascination with natural language.


  • February 2018: I led a Deep Learning Workshop at the Harvard Westlake School's annual hackathon. Check out the slides here and the accompanying code.
  • August 2017: I gave a talk on key-value retrieval networks at SIGDial 2017 in Saarbr├╝cken, Germany. Thanks to all the organizers for a fantastic conference!
  • July 2017: Our recent paper on the pragmatics of commands was accepted to the International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS) 2017.
  • June 2017: Our recent paper on key-value retrieval networks was accepted to SIGDial 2017.
  • April 2017: I gave a talk on our recent dialogue work at EACL 2017! I also presented the work at the Stanford Computer Forum Poster Session and gave a presentation about our dialogue research at the Ford Research and Innovation Center.
  • March 2017: Our paper on new models for collaborative dialogue agents has been accepted to ACL 2017!
  • February 2017: Our paper studying seq2seq architectures for dialogue has been accepted to EACL 2017. See you in Valencia!