In 2019, Chris completed his PhD from Brown University in computer science. His research lies within natural language processing (NLP), specifically discourse, semantics, and understanding, and the persistent theme is trying to better understand, within any body of text, what is being said, what exactly is happening, and who is who? Toward this, most of his projects concern the tasks of coreference resolution, commonsense knowledge, adversarial NLP, and American Sign Language (ASL) translation. He is always interested in collaborating with and mentoring students on new, exciting projects. His other hobbies include traveling,
photography, woodworking, and going on challenging hikes.