I am an assistant professor (lectuter according to the UK system) at Heriot-Watt University.

My main research interests focus on the area of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Natural Language Generation (NLG) with an emphasis on data-driven machine learning methods.

In particular, I am investigating generating text from meaning representations, programming language code, as well as generating stories from sequences of generic events, or other educational domains such as Math word problems. I am also interested in multi-disciplinary applications of NLP in the context of Dialogue Systems and Conversational Agents embedded in autonomous robots.