Aria Nourbakhsh has a Master’s degree in Computational Linguistics. He has previously worked on text processing, language modelling, and Explainable AI in medicine. He is interested in working on conversational AI and, in particular, natural language understanding (NLU). NLU is an indispensable part of conversational AI systems. Conversational AI systems are being more integrated into collaborative platforms, and Aria looks forward to collaborating with other members of C21 on Research Challenge 2b, “Artificially Assisted Collaboration for a Better Human Experience,” led by Prof. Christoph Schommer.