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Postal: Engineering Building 428 S. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824.
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I joined Michigan State University as an assistant professor of computer science and Engineering on August 2019. I am affiliated with IHMC as a research scientist from July 2016. My main
research interests are artificial intelligence, machine learning,
natural language processing, and declarative
learning based programming (DeLBP). I am directing the research lab on Heterogeneous Learning and Reasoning (HLR). 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.