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Chris Callison-Burch is an associate professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. His course on Artificial Intelligence has one of the highest enrollments at the university with 500 students taking the class each Fall.

He is best known for his research into statistical machine translation, paraphrasing and crowdsourcing. His current research is focused on applications of large language models to long-standing challenge problems in artificial intelligence. His PhD students joke that now whenever they ask him anything his first response is “Have you tried GPT for that?”

Prof Callison-Burch has more than 100 publications, which have been cited over 20,000 times. He is a Sloan Research Fellow, and he has received faculty research awards from Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, and Roblox, in addition to funding from DARPA, IARPA, and the NSF.

Recent Talks

  1. The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. Testimony at hearing on "Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property: Part I – Interoperability of AI and Copyright Law". May 17, 2023
  2. US Copyright Office. Panelist in the Copyright Office AI Listening Sessions - Literary Works. April 19, 2023
  3. Penn Engineering Podcast. The Growth and Impact of Generative AI. April 14, 2023
  4. Penn’s Data Driven Discovery Initiative. Panel Discussion on ChatGPT and Generative AI. February 23, 2023
  5. Penn Medicine Seminar. Ask An Expert About ChatGPT. February 14, 2023
  6. Penn ASSET Seminar. Using Large Language Models to Build Explainable Classifiers. February 8, 2023
I'm on sabbatical at AI2 for Spring 2023 and Summer 2023.