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Research at ASAPP

We work to advance fundamental research in Machine learning, Natural Language Processing, and Speech Recognition, and to shorten the time from discovery to deployment. Research also informs every aspect of our product and innovates how our millions of users interact with ASAPP products every day.

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Being AI-Native™ is how we make this possible.

We leverage language and machine learning technologies to understand human to human conversations and directly create augmentation and automation capabilities. Our AI components are developed and designed to achieve work simplification, augmentation, and to support feedback loops for continuously improving our machine learning models and algorithms.

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Teams

Having a leading research team allows us to achieve significant commercial milestones while being directly engaged with the academic community as we work to advance the field.

  • Speech

    We develop world-class speech technologies that understand human conversation by pushing the limits of applied research and engineering.

  • Machine Learning

    Create ground breaking AI capabilities which can be leveraged by ASAPP to build industry leading products.

  • Natural Language Processing

    We build cutting-edge NLP models and algorithms that can run at scale, power human conversations, and self-improve from user feedback.

  • Data Science

    Create understanding of how ASAPP's products are used and how well they operate, provide insight to ASAPP on real-world inefficiencies, and conceive & evaluate potential solutions.

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Methodology

Value & Progress

We invest in research projects that have significant scientific value as well as strong product impact.


Contribution to Science

We publish our scientific findings, being an active contributor to the research community.


Ambitious & Meaningful Research Goals

We are motivated by application (product) requirements, such as smart disambiguation, iterative model improvement, and fast neural network training.

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“ASAPP has a world-class research team. Here we can investigate some of the most fascinating research questions in AI, publish the results, and turn the ideas into products - all at a rapid speed. I don’t think we could do this anywhere else; at most places, we wouldn’t even have access to the data ASAPP has.”

Prof. Kilian Q. Weinberger, Principal Scientist

Research Team

  • Tao Lei, PhD
    MIT
  • S.R.K. Branavan, PhD
    MIT
  • Kilian Weinberger, PhD
    Cornell
  • Tao Ma, PhD
    MSU
  • Hui Dai, PhD
    University of Chicago
  • David Sontag, PhD
    MIT
  • Jermy Wohlwend
    MIT
  • Lili Yu, PhD
    MIT
  • Amit Ganatra, PhD
    University of Iowa
  • Howard Chen
    Cornell
  • Yi Yang, PhD
    Georgia Tech
  • Derek Chen
    University of Washington
  • Ethan Elenberg, PhD
    University of Texas
  • Nick Matthews
    MIT
  • Hugh Perkins
    Cambridge University
  • Siddarth Varia
    Columbia University
  • Peter Yu
    Princeton
  • Faraaz Nadeem
    MIT
  • Yoav Artzi, PhD
    Cornell
  • Anna Folinsky, PhD
    Caltech
  • Michael Griffiths
    Skidmore
  • Clemens Rosenbaum, PhD
    University of Massachussets
  • Max Sperlich
    Georgetown
  • Sam Altschul, PhD
    University of Chicago
  • Shawn Henry, PhD
    University of Chicago
  • Arzoo Katiyar
    Cornell
  • Tianyi Zhang
    Cornell
  • Felix Wu, PhD
    Cornell
  • Kyu Han, PhD
    USC
  • Jing Pan
    Carnegie Mellon
  • Prashant Sridhar
    Carnegie Mellon
  • Lianhong Weng
    ASU
  • Jigar Gada
    USC
  • Renjie Zhang
    NYU
  • Kaixing Wu
    Carleton
  • Alex Lin
    Harvard
  • James Mullenbach
    Georgia Tech
  • Daniel Ciolek, PhD
    UBA
  • Will Wolf
    Penn State
  • Igor Gitlevich
    NYU
  • Heather Reed, PhD
    Cornell
  • Adrian Botta
    Carnegie Mellon
  • Agustin Montero
    UBA
  • Geoff Pleiss
    Cornell

Academic Advisors

  • Prof. Sam Bowman
    NYU
  • Prof. Kyunghyun Cho
    NYU
  • Prof. Karen Livescu
    TTI-Chicago (TTIC)
  • Prof. Adler Perotte
    Columbia
  • Prof. Alexander Rush
    Cornell Tech
  • Prof. Luke Zettlemoyer
    University of Washington

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Careers at ASAPP

Research Careers at ASAPP

If you thrive in an environment of deep thinking, impactful research, and fast-paced execution, ASAPP is the place for you.

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