SLED Research Lab @ University of Michigan

Language use in human communication is shaped by our goals, our shared experiences, and our understanding of each other's abilities, knowledge, and beliefs. Led by Prof. Joyce Chai, the Situated Language and Embodied Dialogue (SLED) lab (formerly, the LAIR group) develops computational models for language processing that take into account the rich situational and communicative context and build embodied AI agents that can communicate with humans in language.
  • Group meeting for Fall 2022 🎉
  • The BBB building, where our office is located. 🎓
  • First in-person group dinner at Evergreen Restaurant. 🍽
  • End of F21 semester group dinner at Sava's restaurant. 🍽


  • [Oct. 2022] Check out our papers accepted to EMNLP 2022: DANLI (oral) and DOROTHIE (Findings)!
  • [Apr. 2022] Very excited to have Yinpei Dai join SLED in Fall 2022!
  • [Mar. 2022] Emily’s paper on pragmatics has been accepted to ACL 2022!
  • [Jan. 2022] Congratulations to Prof. Joyce Chai for being selected as an ACL Fellow!
  • [Oct. 2021] Very excited that our work MindCraft: Theory of Mind Modeling for Situated Dialogue in Collaborative Tasks has received an Outstanding Paper Award at EMNLP 2021! Congratulations to Paul, Sky, and Joyce!!
  • [Oct. 2021] Congratulations to Yichi for successfully passing the prelim exam!!
  • [Aug. 2021] SLED has 3 papers accepted to EMNLP 2021! Congrats to Shane, Paul and Yichi! 🙌🙌
  • [June 2021] Congratulations to Emily and Shane for successfully passing the prelim exam!!
  • [Apr. 2021] Very excited to have Ziqiao (Martin) Ma and Jianing (Jed) Yang join SLED in Fall 2021!
  • [Oct. 2020] Congratulations to Paul for successfully passing the prelim exam!!