Our friend and colleague Ben Taskar passed away suddenly on November 18, 2013. Read our tribute to Ben here. To honor his memory, UW CSE established the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology to advance Ben’s vision of technology as a means to empower people living with significant mobility impairments.

In spring of 2013, I moved to the University of Washington as Boeing Associate Professor. My primary research interests are machine learning, computational linguistics and computer vision. I received my bachelor's and doctoral degree in Computer Science from Stanford University. After a postdoc at the University of California at Berkeley, I joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania's Computer and Information Science Department in 2007. I've been awarded the Sloan Research Fellowship, the NSF CAREER Award, and selected for the Young Investigator Program by the Office of Naval Research and the DARPA Computer Science Study Group. My work on structured prediction has received best paper awards at NIPS and EMNLP conferences.

See my homepage for details.