Sam Bowman

Animation of Sam waving. Credit to Karl Pichotta for the idea.


Member of Technical Staff

Associate Professor of Data Science, Linguistics, & Computer Science
Co-PI, Alignment Research Group, ML² Group & CILVR Lab
(on research leave Summer 2022–?)
New York University

PhD 2016, Stanford NLP Group & Stanford Linguistics


During an extended research leave from NYU (2022 through at least 2025), I'm spending most of my time leading a research group at Anthropic, working on language model alignment and evaluation. I'm continuing to advise research at NYU during this time, but am not accepting new students.

At NYU, my group studies neural network language models, with a focus on alignment, evaluation, and (at times) questions in linguistic syntax and semantics.

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