Sam Bowman recently started as an assistant professor at New York University. Sam is appointed in the Department of Linguistics and the Center for Data Science and is a co-PI in the Machine Learning for Language group and the CILVR (applied machine learning) lab. He completed a PhD in Linguistics in 2016 at Stanford University as a member of the Stanford Natural Language Processing Group, and during that time was a frequent research intern at Google.
Sam's research is focused on building artificial neural network models for natural language processing problems that involve sentence understanding. Sam's 2016 on deep generative models for text was covered by Quartz under the baffling headline "See the creepy, romantic poetry that came out of a Google AI system."