My area of research is Natural Language Processing. My research goal is to enable machines with language understanding abilities such that conversing with machines feel as natural as conversing with humans. Along this process, I hope to discover fundamental representations of language, both symbolic and distributional, that allow us to study the connection between language and meaning. My expertise includes building symbolic and deep learning models for language understanding. I work on problems such as semantic parsing, question answering, reading comprehension and conversational systems.