AI-Powered Reading Assistance

I’m a founding member and a lead contributor to the Semantic Reader project, which combines HCI and AI research to design intelligent reading interfaces for scientists. I am also an active developer of the Semantic Reader Open Research Platform, where we share all our code, models and data publicly so others can build their own reading interfaces.

Through this project, I’ve developed novel systems including ScholarPhi which explains math notation, Scim which highlights salient passages, and PaperPlain which simplifies difficult passages and provides navigational guidance. One such system called CiteSee, which visually augments and personalizes inline citations while reading, won a best paper award at CHI 2023 🏆.