A photo of me climbing on a rock wall in Moss Rock Nature Preserve, Hoover, Alabama

Hi there! I'm Lane Lawley. I'm an AI researcher interested in commonsense knowledge acquisition, interactive teaching, and dialog agents. My Ph.D. thesis focused on combining neural language models with symbolic representations for knowledge acquisition.

I like comedy writing, bouldering, constructing crossword puzzles, and making algorithmic art. Maybe one day robots will be better than me at all of those things.

I also like practicing my spoken Japanese, solving crossword puzzles, and illustration—robots are already more or less better than me at those things.

My email address is my full name, with no separators, and it's a Gmail address. I don't have a middle name. Hopefully robots aren't yet good enough to decode that description.