I was a Ph.D. student at the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University from 2007 to 2011. My advisor was Prof. Eric Nyberg. While a student at CMU, I collaborated with IBM on the Watson system, which in early 2011 appeared on the Jeopardy! TV show and won against the strongest human Jeopardy! contestants.
My research at Carnegie Mellon was supported by IBM Ph.D. Fellowships from 2009 to 2011. For my work on question answering systems and contributions to the IBM Watson system, I received CMU's Allen Newell Award for Research Excellence (with Eric Nyberg, Teruko Mitamura, and Hideki Shima) in 2012.
After graduating from CMU, I joined the hedge fund Citadel.