Mission: To make it easier for people to get computers to help them carry out procedural tasks.
Division Director, Information and Intelligent Systems, National Science Foundation (2022-)
University Professor of Computer Science, Brown University (2012-)
Co-director of the Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative (2013-) with Betram Malle.
Associate Department Chair (2018-2019)
Founding member of BigAI (Brown Integrative General Artificial Intelligence)
Program co-chair for Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making (2019) with Cate Hartley.
Communicataions co-chair for Neural Information Processing Systems (2019) with Katherine Gorman.
Program co-chair of Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (2013) with Marie desJardins.
General chair of International Conference on Machine Learning (2013).
Department Chair, Rutgers University Department of Computer Science (2009-2012).
Programme co-chair of International Conference on Machine Learning (2009) with Leon Boutou.
Current PhD Students
Other Recent Student Collaborators
Former PhD Students (Brown)
Guan "Royal" Wang
Former PhD Students (Rutgers)
Christopher R. Mansley*
Alexander L. Strehl
Former PhD Students (Duke)
List of published papers (DBLP).
US9620117B1, "Learning from interactions for a spoken dialog system'' (with Mazin Gilbert, Esther Levin, Robert E. Schapire), 2017.
US5301109A, "Computerized cross-language document retrieval using latent semantic indexing'' (with Thomas K. Landauer), 1994.