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Postal: 6823 St. Charles Avenue, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118
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I am an assistant professor of computer science at Tulane University
and hold a joint appointment as a research scientist at IHMC from July 2016. My main
research interests are artificial intelligence, machine learning,
natural language processing, and declarative
learning based programming (DeLBP). I have worked on the extraction of formal
semantics and structured representations from natural language, with a
specific focus on spatial semantics representation and structured
output learning models. I obtained an NSF CAREER award in Feb 2019 to work on combining learning and reasoning for spatial language understanding. I am the leading PI of a project funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to perform basic research and develop a declarative learning-based programming framework for integration of domain knowledge into statistical learning (DominKnowS project, 2019-2022). DeLBP facilitates programming for building systems that require
a number of learning and reasoning components that interact with each
other and receive data from heterogeneous resources. Such a framework/language
would help machine learning researchers as well as experts in various
domains who are not experts in machine learning, to design complex
intelligent systems and evaluate them.
Research InterestsArtificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Extraction of Spatial Semantics from Natural Language Text, Information Extraction from Biomedical Text, Structured Output Prediction Models, Probabilistic Graphical Models, Statistical Relational Learning, Learning Based Programming, Probabilistic Programming.