Portrait of Chris Brockett

Chris Brockett

Principal Researcher


Chris Brockett is a Principal Researcher in the Natural Language Processing Group within Microsoft Research’s Redmond lab. In the past he has been worked on machine translation, unscripted generation of conversational interactions in the Data-Driven Conversation Project, controlled text generation, and offensive language detection and mitigation. More recently, his work has focused on the adaptation of very large language models to complex narrative applications such as games.

Academic Background

  • 2014 Certificate in Applied Biostatistics, University of Washington

  • 1991  Ph.D. Linguistics, Cornell University

  • 1979  M.A. Modern Japanese Literature, Waseda University

  • 1973  B.A. Asian Languages and Literatures, Auckland University