Live from Fort Collins

03 August 2020

Should have posted this two days ago, but after leaving Boston on July 27th with my wife, two cats, and one car, and stops in Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Omaha, we finally made it to Fort Collins, CO, and moved into our new home. Shout out to Hex and Bilbo, MVPs of the cross-country drive.

As we lack almost all furniture still, the SIGNAL Lab is being run from a barstool in the kitchen and it still feels like we’re living in someone else’s AirBnB, even though we own the place. This professor thing may take some getting used to.

Right before leaving Boston, I presented some Brandeis/Tufts work on multimodal data exploration, using speech and haptic interfaces in the bioinformatic domain at the HCI International virtual conference. This was an interesting venue, comprised of a number of HCI researchers tackling AI-related topics, and me, an AI researcher giving a very HCI talk. You can see the slides here.

I’m very excited to be starting my new lab in earnest and meeting my students (hopefully in real life, COVID permitting, in a socially-distant, masked fashion). Any CSU students interested in NLP and CL are of course always welcome to get in touch!