I am an assistant professor at NYU CS. I got my Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Maryland, College Park, advised by Hal Daumé III and Jordan Boyd-Graber. I am broadly interested in machine learning and natural language processing.

I want to enable machines to communicate with people in a natural, efficient way. Towards this goal, my research focuses on language understanding in an interactive environment. Recent directions include dialogue systems and controllable text generation.

Prospective students: I am looking for students to join my group. If you are interested in working with me, please apply to either the PhD program in Computer Science or PhD program in Data Science and mention my name in your application. I'm afraid that I won't be able to reply emails individually.