I am an Assistant Professor at the Natural Language Processing Department at MBZUAI, where I conduct research at the intersection of artificial intelligence, natural language processing and intelligent tutoring systems.
Previously, I was a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Bath, where I was part of the AI research group; and prior to that, I was a post-doctoral researcher at the ALTA (Automated Language Teaching and Assessment) Institute, University of Cambridge, focusing on the development of educational applications for second language learners. My research contributed to the building of Read & Improve, a readability tool for non-native readers of English.
I am also a co-founder and the chief scientific officer of Korbit AI, focusing on building an AI-powered dialogue-based tutoring system capable of providing learners with high-quality, interactive and personalized education in STEM subjects.
I hold a PhD in Natural Language Processing and an MPhil in Advanced Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, an MA degree in Computational Linguistics from the University of Tübingen, and a diploma in Applied Linguistics from St. Petersburg State University. I am also the President of the Special Interest Group on Building Educational Applications (SIGEDU) of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) and the President of the International Alliance to Advance Learning in the Digital Era (IAALDE).