I am currently a member of
the Stanford Open Virtual Assistant Lab (OVAL), working with
prof. Monica Lam on
project, an open source privacy-preserving virtual assistant platform.
Code for Almond is available
You can download the desktop app from Flathub
and the Home Assistant add-on from its official repository.
Compilers and runtime systems
Program synthesis from natural language specifications
Natural language processing
Taking a little bit of everything and making a better whole! 😄
Additional publications are listed on my Google Scholar profile.
State-Machine-Based Dialogue Agents with Few-Shot Contextual Semantic Parsers
G.C., Sina J. Semnani, Ryan Kearns, Lucas Jun Koba Sato, Silei Xu, Monica S. Lam
DIY Assistant: A Multi-Modal End-User Programmable Virtual Assistant
Michael H. Fischer*, G. C.*, Euirim Choi, Monica S. Lam
In Proceedings of the 42nd ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI 2021), June 2021.
Zero-Shot Transfer Learning with Synthesized Data for Multi-Domain Dialogue State Tracking
G. C., Agata Foryciarz, Mehrad Moradshahi, and Monica S. Lam
in Proceedings of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, July 2020.
Genie: A Generator of Natural Language Semantic Parsers for Virtual Assistant Commands
G. C.*, Silei Xu*, Mehrad Moradshahi, Richard Socher, and Monica S. Lam
in Proceedings of the 40th ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI), Phoenix, AZ, June 2019.
Controlling Fine-Grain Sharing in Natural Language with a Virtual Assistant
G. C., Silei Xu, Rakesh Ramesh, Michael H. Fisher and Monica S. Lam
in Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT), volume 2, issue 3 (2018).
Almond: The Architecture of an Open, Crowdsourced, Privacy-Preserving, Programmable Virtual Assistant
G. C., Rakesh Ramesh, Silei Xu, Michael H. Fisher and Monica S. Lam
in Proceedings of the 26th International World Wide Web Conference 2017, Perth, Australia, 2017.
I was a developer and a member of
the GNOME community from
2011 to about 2015. In the past I was developing GNOME Shell and Mutter, as well as maintaining
Nowadays I mostly write nodejs, and I maintain several modules.