Sam Bowman

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

Basics

Member of Technical Staff
Anthropic

Associate Professor of Linguistics, Data Science & Computer Science
Co-PI, Alignment Research Group, ML² Group & CILVR Lab
(on research leave Summer 2022–Summer 2024)
New York University

PhD 2016, Stanford NLP Group & Stanford Linguistics

Interests

At NYU, 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.

During an extended sabbatical-year research leave (2022–2024), I'm also 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.

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Contact

If we haven't been in contact previously, please look through this FAQ before emailing me. You can reach me at bowman@nyu.edu.

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