Sam Bowman

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


Visiting Researcher (Sabbatical Year 2022–2023)

Associate Professor of Linguistics, Data Science & Computer Science
Co-PI, Alignment Research Group, ML² Group & CILVR Lab
New York University

PhD 2016, Stanford NLP Group & Stanford Linguistics


I study artificial neural network models for natural language understanding, with a focus on language model alignment, building high-quality training and evaluation data, and applying neural network models to scientific questions in syntax and semantics.

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You're most likely to have encountered my group by way of our SNLI, MultiNLI datasets, our GLUE and SuperGLUE benchmark competitions, our jiant software toolkit, or our papers on topics like the inductive biases of language models or the viability of transfer learning for NLP.


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