I am an assistant professor at the department of computer science at Purdue university. Before that I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Maryland in College Park. I completed my Ph.D. studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the department of Computer Science.

I am currently working on applying machine learning approaches to natural language processing problems. I am broadly interested in connecting natural language with real world scenarios, and using them to guide natural language understanding.


  • Instructional Innovation Grant

  • I'm moving!

    I will join the computer science department at Purdue university as an assistant professor in the fall. Contact me if you are interested in natural language processing @ Purdue!

  • "from Words to Actions"

    We are organizing a workshop about semantic interpreation in an actionable context at NAACL-12. Check out our website for more details.

  • Selected Publications (full list)

    "All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason."

    - Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)