I am a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Texas, Austin. I am interested in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. I work with my advisor Ray Mooney on Information Extraction with application to Knowledge Base Population (KBP) using Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. I completed my MS thesis with Jason Baldridge on extracting topics from Twitter based on author and recipient of tweets. In the past I have also worked with Inderjit Dhillon on fast parallel graph mining.