Alane Suhr

Assistant Professor
Berkeley EECS / BAIR

8052 Berkeley Way West
2121 Berkeley Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

publications Berkeley NLP
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Hi! I'm Alane Suhr (/əˈleɪn ˈsuəɹ/), an Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley EECS.

In 2022, I received my PhD in Computer Science at Cornell University, based at Cornell Tech in New York, NY, and advised by Yoav Artzi. Afterwards, I spent about a year in Seattle, WA at AI2 as a Young Investigator on the Mosaic team (led by Yejin Choi). In 2016, I graduated from Ohio State University with a BS in Computer Science and Engineering and a minor in Linguistics.

My research spans natural language processing, machine learning, and computer vision. I build systems that use language to interact with people, e.g., in collaborative interactions (like CerealBar). I design models and datasets that address and represent problems in language grounding (e.g., NLVR). I also develop learning algorithms for systems that learn language through interaction.

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CS 288 Fall 2024

CS 288 will be offered in Fall 2024! If you are an undergraduate who is asking about enrollment processes, please see my post on the Ed question about this course. Please do not email me or Dan Klein with your questions unless they are not answered by that post. If you're interested in the course and cannot join the official waitlist (e.g., you are an undergraduate), please fill this Google form.

News and Events

July 18 Invited talk at SIGIR PaRiS Workshop Washington, DC
August 16 Invited talk at ACL Workshop on Advances in Language and Vision Research (virtual talk)
August 16 Co-organizing ACL workshop: Wordplay: When Language Meets Games Bangkok, Thailand
June 17 Invited talk at CVPR workshop on prompting in vision Seattle, WA
May 31 Invited talk at Netflix workshop on Personalization, Recommendation, and Search Los Gatos, CA
May ~7-11 Attending ICLR. Spotlight (Elazar et al.) and poster (Sclar et al.)! Vienna, Austria
May 2 Invited talk at CMU Agent Workshop Pittsburgh, PA
April 4 Guest speaker at Stanford NLP seminar Stanford, CA
March 29 Invited talk at OSU Linguistics Columbus, OH
December 11 - 15 Attending NeurIPS. Spotlight posters on December 12 (Wu and Hu et al.) and December 14 (Suhr and Artzi)! New Orleans, LA
November 17 Invited talk at SoCalNLP Los Angeles, CA
October 2 Invited talk at ICCV workshop on Closing the Loop between Vision and Language (CLVL) virtual
July 28 Co-organized ICML workshop: TOM: Theory of Mind in Communicating Agents Honolulu, Hawaiʻi
July 20 Panelist on the Language Seminar for the CogSci workshop: How does the mind discover useful abstractions? (recording) virtual
June 19 Invited talk at CVPR Workshop on Open-Domain Reasoning Under Multi-Modal Settings (O-DRUM) Vancouver, BC
April 20 Guest lecture at CMU 11-777 virtual
April 13 Guest lecture at UT Austin CS 378 virtual
March 3 Guest lecture at UW CS 447 virtual
December 15 Invited talk at CoRL Workshop on Language and Robot Learning virtual
December 2 Co-organizing NeurIPS Workshop: InterNLP: Interactive Learning for NLP New Orleans, LA
October 23 Invited talk at ECCV Workshop on Language for 3D Scenes virtual
October 21 Guest speaker at UW Computational Linguistics Lab virtual
September 9 Invited talk at BAIR Trust, Equity, and Grounded Language Workshop virtual
August 22 Dissertation defense (recording) New York, NY
July 15 Invited talk at NAACL Workshop on Multimodal Artificial Intelligence Seattle, WA
July 14 Invited talk at SemEval Seattle, WA
May 4 Job talk at AI2 virtual
May 2 Job talk at UT Austin CS Austin, TX
April 28 Job talk at HuggingFace New York, NY
April 17 Job talk at Microsoft Research virtual
April 11 Job talk at CMU LTI Pittsburgh, PA
April 7 Job talk at University of Waterloo CS virtual
April 5 Job talk at GATech School of IC virtual
April 4 Job talk at Boston University CS virtual
March 30 Job talk at Northwestern CS virtual
March 29 Job talk at UChicago Data Science virtual
March 23 Job talk at UPenn CIS Philadelphia, PA
March 22 Job talk at Rutgers CS virtual
March 17 Job talk at Yale CS virtual
March 14 Job talk at JHU CS virtual
March 8 Job talk at UC Berkeley CS virtual
March 2 Job talk at TTIC Chicago, IL
February 28 Job talk at SFU CS virtual
February 24 Guest speaker at Stanford NLP seminar virtual
February 23 Job talk at UMass Amherst CICS virtual
February 9 Presented Effenberger et al. 2022 at SCiL virtual
January 20 Guest speaker at NRL Reasoning Lunch virtual
December 9 Guest speaker at Cornell CS Colloquium Ithaca, NY
November 17 Guest speaker at NLP with Friends (recording) virtual
November 20 Tutorial at EMNLP, Crowdsourcing Beyond Annotation: Case Studies in Benchmark Data Collection (recordings) virtual
June 10 Co-organizing NAACL Workshop: VIGIL: Visually Grounded Interaction and Language virtual
May 21 Guest speaker at DeepMind NLP reading group virtual