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Jesse Thomason

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 leading the GLAMOR ✨ (Grounding Language in Actions, Multimodal Observations, And Robots) Lab. Previously, 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.

  • Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science
  • 941 Bloom Walk Bldg. #78
  • USC Mail Code: 0781
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