Daniel D. Johnson

Moving Onward (and Northeastward)

I’m excited to announce that I’m going to be a Google AI Resident for the next year! Specifically, I’ll be joining the Google Brain team in Montreal, Canada. I’ve been itching to get back into more fundamental research, and I’m looking forward to seeing what this new chapter brings.

I’m not sure exactly what I’ll be working on, but I’ve been thinking about a few questions recently that I’m hoping to explore:

  • How can we express and learn probability distributions over complex structured objects, like trees, sets, and graphs?
  • How can we design programming languages to make it easier to build new models and explain them to others?

I’m also hoping to write more on this blog. I’ve been pretty busy with non-research things over the last couple of years and I haven’t had much to talk about. If things go as planned, though, hopefully I’ll have more to write about soon. Fingers crossed!