Jesse Thomason

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Assistant Professor of Computer Science


  • 2018, Doctoral Degree, Computer Science, University of Texas - Austin
  • 2013, Bachelor's Degree, Computer Science; Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh


I am an Assistant Professor at USC starting a research group focused on grounded language learning. Recently, I was a visiting scholar with Amazon Alexa AI and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington. I received my PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018 working with Raymond Mooney.

Research Summary

My research area brings together natural language processing and robotics to connect language to the world (RoboNLP), and centers around three efforts to bring language skills to robot and embodied simulation agents: connecting language to agent perception, including visual, tactile, and auditory senses, connecting language to agent actions by inferring goals from language, and lifelong learning through dialog with people.

  • Computer Science

  • 941 Bloom Walk Bldg. #78
  • USC Mail Code: 0781

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