mentorship

Interested in joining our group? Please read this before messaging.

I receive many email requests and cannot respond to them all. To increase your chances of receiving a response, please be as specific in your message and request as possible.

Students

 

Here are my close student mentees at UW and beyond! Go check out their work!
 
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    Alumni

  2. 2022-2024, PhD, BIME → Assistant Professor, UIUC Information School
    2023-2024, Masters, Northeastern University → PhD student, Virginia Tech
    2023-2024, Undergraduate, Informatics
    2023-2024, Undergraduate, Informatics
    2022-2023, Masters, CSE → ML Engineer, Netflix

AI2

 

I have also had (and continue to have) the pleasure to mentor some amazing research interns and predoctoral scholars at AI2. If you're interested in what it's like to work with me, you can also reach out to these folks.
 
  1. PhD student, University of Chicago, 2023
    PhD student, MIT Media Lab, 2023
    PhD student, University of Washington, 2023 → Assistant Professor, UIUC (2024)
    PhD student, University of Toronto, 2022 & 2023 → Research Scientist, Abridge
    Masters student, University of Washington, 2022 → ML Engineer, Netflix
    PhD student, Stanford, 2022 → Postdoc, Microsoft (2024) → Assistant Professor, Emory University (2025)
    Undergraduate student, University of Washington, 2021
    PhD student, University of Washington, 2021 → Postdoc, AI2 → Assistant Professor, UIUC (2024)
    PhD student, University of Copenhagen, 2021 → Postdoc, University of Copenhagen
    PhD student, Carnegie Mellon University, 2021 → Research Scientist, AI2
    Masters student, University of Toronto, 2021 → PhD student, Northeastern University
    Predoctoral Young Investigator, 2020 → PhD student, MIT
    Predoctoral Young Investigator, 2020 → PhD student, Johns Hopkins University
    PhD student, Northeastern University, 2020
    PhD student, University of Washington, 2020 → Research Scientist, AI2
    Predoctoral Young Investigator, 2020 → PhD student, UC Berkeley
    Postdoc intern, 2019 → Assistant Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology

Join our group

 

PhD applicants: This year's PhD applications have closed. The next application cycle for the 2025-26 school year will open in the fall. I primarily admit PhD students through the iSchool program though also have the ability to recruit through the CSE program.

Masters/Undergraduate students: I occasionally accept advanced undergraduate and Masters students enrolled at UW or elsewhere to conduct research. If you are at UW, you can receive credit for research. Sometimes, I may have funding for research assistantships, though I am not actively recruiting for any positions. If you reach out, please include your CV and the following information in your email:

  • Which research questions or problems interest you?
  • Why is this lab the right place to conduct this research?
  • What do you hope to get out of this collaboration?
  • Are you proficient in Python? If so, what frameworks (ML, NLP, data analytics, data visualization) are you familiar with? If you have sample code from an open source project (not a class project), please send a link.
  • Have you worked with other faculty before on research? If so, summarize what you worked on.
  • Have you taken any courses with content in NLP, ML, AI, CV, HCI, data/text mining, data science, or research methods (including any you are currently enrolled in)?
  • If you have led any research publications, please include these as an attachment and describe your contributions.

Other inquiries: Postdocs and visiting students should email to discuss potential opportunities. Please include a description of your research interests, alignment with this lab, CV, any relevant recent publications, and your timeframe. If you are an international student, you may need to apply through the UW's VISIT program.