Graduate Research Assistant
Natural Language Dialogue Group
Institute for Creative Technologies
12015 Waterfront Drive
Playa Vista, CA 90094 USA

T: (310)-577-6247
E: [myLastName] [at] ict [dot] usc [dot] edu

I am a Computer Science PhD student at the University of Southern California. My advisor is David Traum. I am also a graduate research assistant in the Natural Language Dialogue Group at USC's Institute for Creative Technologies.

I am interested in technologies that allow computers to emulate human behavior. This has led me to have a diverse set of research interests. Currently, my main research involves utilizing natural language processing methods in order to facilitate generation of dialogue in virtual humans.
10/3/2014 - Demonstrated baseline version of Mr. Clue at 3rd Workshop on Games and NLP in Raleigh, North Carolina.

9/30/2014 - Demoed our baseline version of Mr. Clue at ICT Workshop on Formalizing Dialogue Genre for Efficient Virtual Character Creations in Los Angeles.

5/25/2014 - Presented our work on word-guessing games at MMC14 workshop at LREC in Reykjavik, Iceland.