Mandy Korpusik received her B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in May, 2013 and completed her S.M. at MIT in June, 2015. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the Spoken Language Systems group. Her primary research interests include natural language processing and spoken language understanding, and she has previously worked on user intent detection, semantic tagging, and predicting user purchase behavior. Currently, she is working with Dr. Jim Glass on a nutrition dialogue system that uses convolutional neural networks to map between natural language meal descriptions to USDA food database entries. She is also interested in encoder-decoder models for conversational agents, caption generation, and translation.