Welcome! I'm a fourth-year PhD student in Computer Science at Stanford University, advised by Professor Chris Manning in the Natural Language Processing group.

My research focuses on understanding and improving Deep Learning techniques for Natural Language Generation (NLG). In particular, I'm focused on improving the controllability, interpretablility and coherence of neural NLG in open-ended settings.

I have a blog, where I write about mine and others' research. You can find me on Twitter as @abigail_e_see.

Recent News


What makes a good conversation? How controllable attributes affect human judgments
Abigail See, Stephen Roller, Douwe Kiela, Jason Weston
North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL). 2019.
[blog post and code forthcoming]

Get To The Point: Summarization with Pointer-Generator Networks
Abigail See, Peter J. Liu, Christopher D. Manning
Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). 2017.
[blog post | code | poster (PDF | Keynote) | slides]

Compression of Neural Machine Translation Models via Pruning
Abigail See, Minh-Thang Luong, Christopher D. Manning
Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL). 2016.
[poster | spotlight slides]

The Cost of Principles: Analyzing Power in Compatibility Weighted Voting Games
Abigail See, Yoram Bachrach, Pushmeet Kohli
Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS). 2014.

Ramsey vs. Lexicographic Termination Proving
Byron Cook, Abigail See, Florian Zuleger
Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS). 2013.

Other Projects


I'm originally from Cambridge in the UK, though I've also lived in Singapore. In 2014 I graduated with a MMath from Cambridge University's Mathematical Tripos (to read about the many peculiarities of the Tripos, see here). While at Cambridge my interests were Pure Mathematics — particularly Combinatorics, Logic and Operational Research.

During my undergraduate degree I became interested in Computer Science while interning twice at Microsoft Research Cambridge. In 2012 I worked with the Programming Principles and Tools group on the T2 project, and in 2013 I worked on co-operative Game Theory.

In my spare time I enjoy social dance, watching and discussing films, and writing.


Here is my CV (usually outdated).