I am a Postdoctoral Investigator at the Allen Institute for AI (AI2) in the Semantic Scholar research group.

I work on KR and biomedical ontologies, text mining and NLP for biomedical and scientific text, open access, and meta-science. I completed my PhD in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education (BIME) at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. I also hold degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Physics from Johns Hopkins and MIT respectively.

I live on (in?) Capitol Hill in Seattle, WA. In my spare time, I enjoy cycling and hiking, foraging for mushrooms, playing go (weiqi), cooking, and working on miscellaneous projects. See photos from my latest exploits.


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May 13, 2021: I summited Mount Rainier!

May 7, 2021: I gave a talk at the ICLR Machine Learning for Preventing and Combating Pandemics workshop.

May 4, 2021: We released a new preprint on creating accessible HTML renders of scientific papers from PDF! An accessible PDF of the preprint is available here. We describe and quantify the current state of scientific PDF accessibility, which is quite poor, and introduce the SciA11y system.

Apr 22, 2021: I participated in a panel discussing AI and COVID-19 with Relativity Media. Video here.

Apr 13, 2021: New preprint on medical multi-document summarization and literature review automation, "MS^2: multi-document summarization of medical studies" is out! Work led by intern Jay DeYoung.

Apr 1, 2021: I gave a Keynote at the BIR Workshop at ECIR on the topic of "Text mining insights from the COVID-19 pandemic."

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