I am a Senior Research Scientist at the Liulishuo (LingoChamp) Silicon Valley AI Lab. Liulishuo is a rapidly growing startup that builds AI technologies that teach English as a second language (ESL).

My research interests are in natural language processing and machine learning. At Liulishuo, I work on deep neural networks that create enjoyable and efficient learning experiences and continue to publish at academic venues.

Story is a powerful tool for communication, an exhibit of creativity, and a timeless form of entertainment. Computational Narrative Intelligence (CNI) aims to create intelligent machines that can understand and create stories, manage interactive narratives, and respond appropriately to stories told to them. I have made contributions to all major areas of CNI, ranging from story generation and interactive narratives to human cognition, from learning story knowledge to story understanding. [My Google Scholar Page]

From 2015 to 2017, I was a Research Scientist at Disney Research, leading a group of postdocs and interns. Prior to that, I worked as a postdoc with Leon Sigal and Jill Lehman. In 2014, I obtained my Ph.D. degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, working with Mark Riedl.

[What's New]
Jun 2018: Released the annotation guidelines (v1.0) for the LREC paper on annotating story structures.
Apr 2018: Released a preprint manuscript on learning representations for actors and estimating their versatility.
Feb 2018: Released the LREC 2018 paper, the annotation dataset, and the talk on YouTube.
Feb 2018: One paper accepted at CVPR 2018 as a spotlight presentation (~7.4% acceptance rate). Camera-ready and supplemental materials.
Jan 2018: One journal paper accepted at IEEE TAC.

moc.ouhsiluil@il.trebla :liamE

Research Areas

Story Understanding

Acquiring Story Knowledge

Story Generation

Narrative and Cognition