• Outstanding New Assistant Professor Award, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2024
  • NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2023
  • Outstanding Area Chair Award from The 2023 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP'2023)
  • Outstanding Paper Award from The 61st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL'2023)
  • Best Paper Award Honorable Mention from The 46th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR'2023)
  • Rising Star Award, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech, 2023
  • Third Place (Scientific Innovation Winner), Alexa Prize SocialBot Grand Challenge 5, 2023
  • Amazon Research Award, Amazon, 2021
  • AI2 Fellowship, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, 2019

Current Grants

  • NSF CAREER Project, National Science Foundation (IIS, #2238940), 2023-Present
  • DARPA Foundation Models for Scientific Discovery (FoundSci), 2024-Present
  • IARPA Rapid Explanation, Analysis and Sourcing Online (REASON), 2024-Present
  • NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC, #2330940), 2024-Present
  • Washington Post: Enhancing Reader Experience with LLMs, 2024-Present
  • NSF SBIR Award, 2024-Present
  • DARPA Environment-driven Conceptual Learning (ECOLE), 2023-Present
  • Amazon-Virginia Tech Initiative Research Award on Open-domain Conversational AI, 2023-Present
  • Intuit Research Award, 2022-Present
  • Commonwealth Cyber Initiative Research Award, 2023-Present

Past Grants

  • Amazon: Alexa Prize SocialBot Challenge, 2022-2023
  • DARPA Knowledge Management at Scale and Speed (KMASS), 2022-2023
  • Amazon: Alexa Prize SimBot Challenge 2022-2023
  • Meta AI Research Award, 2022-2023
  • Google Research Award, 2022-2023
  • US Air Force Research Lab, STTR, 2021