Nicole Fitzgerald


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I am currently a researcher at and a research engineer at Microsoft Research in Montreal, Canada under the supervision of Kaheer Suleman. I'm interested in building intelligent systems that are capable of generating robust world representations and reasoning over those representations. My current work focuses predominantly on machine reading comprehension and the problem of capturing meaning, sense, and reference with language models.

Previously, I was an undergraduate student at Queen's University, Canada, where I completed a Bachelor of Computing in computer science and Honors Bachelor of Arts in philosophy - with a particular interest in logic, language, and the philosophy of science.

I was fortunate enough to spend my summer of 2017 working alongside Professor Pascale Fung at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), generously supported by the Cansbridge Fellowship . Prior to that, my summers were spent riding in helicopters, planting trees, and adventuring across northern Canada.

More than anything, I love ideas and people who get excited about discussing them. If anything in this brief bio piqued your interest, please don't hesitate to shoot me an email!