Principal Investigator


Graduate Students


Kanishk Gandhi

Kanishk Gandhi

I am broadly interested in social learning. In particular, how can we build machines that can better learn from and teach humans?

Jesse Mu

Jesse Mu

My research interests are in operationalizing language for machine learning. This involves (1) building machines that can learn from (and teach with) language and interactive dialog, and (2) using language as a structured and compositional guide for learning.

Gabriel Poesia

Gabriel Poesia

My research goal is to advance the way we interact with computers, taking inspiration from how humans communicate and collaborate. In particular, I’m interested in making computers capable of handling ambiguous inputs and specifications by leveraging prior knowledge, context and interaction.

Ben Prystawski

Ben Prystawski

I am interested in understanding how language enables humans to work together effectively. My current research focuses on indirect language use and teaching.

Alex Tamkin

Alex Tamkin

My research focuses on unsupervised learning: how can we understand and guide systems that learn general-purpose representations of the world?

Rose Wang

Rose Wang

My research interests are in unsupervised learning and multiagent systems.

Julia White

Julia White

I am interested in the development of pragmatic and adaptive natural language generation algorithms for interactive dialogue systems.

Eric Zelikman

Eric Zelikman

I am excited about how we can build models that are able to reason better by learning to model the world and leverage structural understanding, such as in multi-step planning, intermediate rationales, object-centric visual representations, or theory of mind and social reasoning.

Lab affiliates


Dilip Arumugam

Dilip Arumugam

My research is aimed at understanding the key ingredients of sample-efficient reinforcement learning. Currently, I examine how information theory might be a useful tool for facilitating this understanding, with a focus on abstractions and natural language.

Gaurab Banerjee

Gaurab Banerjee

I am interested in what and how deep learning algorithms actually "learn".

Shyamal Buch

Shyamal Buch

I'm working on methods to better understand the structure of events in vision and language, with a particular emphasis on video applications and language grounding.

Lauren Gillespie

Lauren Gillespie

My research aims to apply cutting-edge ML technologies to climate change-related ecological problems in concert with developing better ML methods for working with complex ecological and genomic data.

Joy Hsu

Joy Hsu

I’m interested in visual reasoning, and creating visual understanding models that are generalists.

Sidd Karamcheti

Sidd Karamcheti

I'm interested in natural language processing in application to robotics, specifically looking at methods for adapting to users online, and learning through interaction.

Elisa Kreiss

Elisa Kreiss

I use probabilistic and neural network models to understand human language production and comprehension. In particular, I concentrate on the role context plays in this process.

Ali Malik

Ali Malik

My research interests are in probabilistic reasoning, algorithms, and building intelligent systems that help humans learn.

Dhara Yu

Dhara Yu

I’m interested in studying how evolutionary pressures shape the features of language and how language facilitates knowledge transmission, in both humans and machines.






Alumni


Mike Wu (graduate student in Computer Science) -- DeFi startup

Erin Bennett (graduate student in Psychology)

Judy Fan (post-doc) -- Assistant Professor of Psychology at UC San Diego

Robert Hawkins (graduate student in Psychology) -- Post-doc at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute

Michael Henry Tessler (graduate student in Psychology) -- Post-doc at MIT

Desmond Ong (graduate student in Psychology) -- Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Analytics at the National University of Singapore and Research Scientist at the A*STAR Artificial Intelligence Initiative (A*AI)

Judith Degen (post-doc) -- Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Stanford

Leon Bergen (post-doc) -- Assistant Professor of Linguistics at UCSD

Greg Scontras (post-doc) -- Assistant Professor of Linguistics at UC Irvine

Justine Kao (graduate student in Psychology) -- Siri Machine Learning Data Scientist at Apple

Andreas Stuhlmüller (graduate student and post-doc) -- Founder of Ought

Long Ouyang (graduate student and post-doc)

Daniel Hawthorne (graduate student in Psychology) -- Co-founder and CTO at Datawallet

Daniel Ly (post-doc) -- Senior Algorithms and Machine Learning Engineer at Seismic

Siddharth Narayanaswamy (post-doc) -- Senior Researcher at Oxford

Daniel Lassiter (post-doc) -- Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Stanford

Joseph Austerweil (post-doc) -- Assistant Professor of Psychology at Wisconsin, Madison

Thomas Icard (graduate student in Philosophy) -- Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Stanford