David Adamson


Broadly, I'm interested in the applications of language technologies in the classroom. Currently, I'm developing conversational facilitator-agents for collaborative learning and teacher training, building on our Bazaar agent architecture, and investigating social phenomena and learning in online (and physical classroom) discussion.

Selected Publications

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Software Development

I contribute heavily to the open-source LightSide research workbench for text analysis and machine learning, and served as the lead developer for Ludo Mechanica's Hability platform.

I've designed SMS-powered pervasive games for Obscure Games Pittsburgh and Brightwork Labs. I maintain Samosa an open-source messaging framework.

Some old pet projects:


I enjoy meadmaking, contra dancing, couch surfing, game development, cooking, hiking, biking, and viking.