Welcome to my academic webpage! I'm an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Puget Sound.

My research falls under the heading of Natural Language Processing which is itself a sub-discipline of Artificial Intelligence. In my research, I try to develop algorithms that can analyze and generate text. Currently, I am working on developing AI agents to play interactive fiction games.

A bit of history: I double majored in math and computer science at Swarthmore College and earned my masters and PhD in computer science at the University of California, Irvine where I was advised by Padhraic Smyth.