My research focuses on improving machine learning for tough, practical applications that have difficult constraints. At Google my team works to scale ML for natural language processing.
Prior to Google: I completed my Ph.D in 2014 at the University of Pennsylvania with Ben Taskar, as part of the GRASP Lab. Previously, I was a research specialist at the Princeton Computational Memory Lab, and I graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Computer Science and a certificate in Neuroscience in 2007. My advisors were Dave Blei (CS) and Ken Norman (Psychology).
Fun fact: I was a member of Team Dinosaur Planet, Grand Prize Team, and The Ensemble, the greatest Netflix Prize wrecking crew ever created. Our team was written up in the New York Times.