Hannaneh Hajishirzi has recently joined University of Washington as a research scientist. Prior to that, she spent a year as a postdoctoral research associate at Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research. She received her PhD in 2011 from the Computer Science department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests are in Artificial Intelligence and its intersection with Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval. In particular, her current research is mainly focused on semantic analysis of natural language texts and designing automatic language-based interactive systems. Her prior research was on designing statistical relational frameworks to learn, control, and reason about complex dynamic domains such as commentaries, narratives, and web-pages with applications in narrative understanding, web monitoring, spam detection, and near duplicate detection. Her research awarded her the UW Royalty Research Award, Beckman Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence award and Sigdial 2012 best paper award.

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