Joyce Y. Chai is a professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at the University of Michigan (UM). She is a member of Michigan AI Lab and directing the Situated Language and Embodied Dialogue (SLED) research group. She is also affiliated with Michigan Robotics Institute. Her research interests are in the area of artificial intelligence, particularly on natural language processing, situated and embodied dialogue agents, human-robot communication, and intelligent user interfaces. Her recent work has focused on grounded language processing to facilitate situated communication with robots and other artificial agents. Prior to joining UM, she was a professor at Michigan State University (MSU) directing the Language and Interaction Research Lab (LAIR). She received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Duke University.