Virtual Conferences Are Weird

02 July 2020

For my last act as a postdoc/first act as a professor, I presented our late-breaking report, Situated Multimodal Control of Mobile Robot: Navigation Through a Virtual Environmment at RoboDIAL: the Special Session on Situated Dialogue with Virtual Agents and Robots at the SigDIAL conference. The conference was originally slated to take place in Boise, Idaho, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic was moved to an all-virtual format. Not knowing what to expect from a virtual conference, this has been a new experience for me, and while it was odd attending a conference via Trello, YouTube, and Zoom, having to record...

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Introducing SIGNAL Lab

01 July 2020

Now that I’m officially activated as CSU faculty, it gives me great pleasure to be able to announce my new lab, the Situated Grounding and Natural Language Lab! We tackle questions of language understanding through situatedness and embodiment using machine learning, simulation, and symbolic methods. The lab’s website can be found at, and updates will be posted both there and here.

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17 April 2020

The website has been rebooted. Welcome, and please enjoy the sleek new look as I attempt to subvert expectations for faculty webpages. Although the world may seem to be crumbling at the seams right now, I’m very excited to be joining the computer science faculty at Colorado State this summer, where I hope to build a strong natural language understanding group to complement CSU’s strengths in computer vision, data science, and human-computer interaction. I’m currently looking for students who are interested in computational linguistics, multimodality, and natural language processing, so please feel free to get in touch via the contact...

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