October 5, 2021
Yoav Artzi, PhD
Associate Professor, Cornell Tech and Computer Science Department at Cornell University
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Cornell Tech at Cornell University. I hold a B.Sc. from Tel Aviv University and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington. Along my academic work, I conduct research at ASAPP.
I study methods for natural language understanding and generation in automated systems. My research has two goals: (a) to build computer systems that interact with users using natural language and continuously improve through interaction, and (b) to develop computational understanding of natural language as a communication system. A core principle underlying my current work is that learning, production, and comprehension of natural language does not occur in isolation, but within dynamic interactions with other intentional agents situated in a given environment. My group’s research is anchored in natural language processing and machine learning, and often intersects with computer vision and robotics. Our work has been recognized by an NSF CAREER award, as well as acknowledged by awards and honorable mentions at ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, and IROS.