35 Olden Street

Princeton, NJ

karthikn@cs.princeton.edu

Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Princeton NLP

My research spans the areas of natural language processing and reinforcement learning, with a view towards building intelligent agents that learn to operate in the world through both experience and existing human knowledge (ex. text). I am especially interested in developing autonomous systems that can acquire language understanding through interaction with their environment while also utilizing textual knowledge to drive their decision making.

I received my PhD from MIT, advised by Prof. Regina Barzilay, and spent a year as a visiting research scientist at OpenAI before Princeton.