Kurt Shuster

Research Engineer

I joined Facebook AI Research as a research engineer in August of 2017. Prior to Facebook, I studied computer science at Cornell University, where I obtained both a Master of Engineering (M.Eng) degree and a BA degree.


I am currently working in dialogue research, with the goal of making more engaging and powerful conversational agents.

Latest Publications

ACL - June 19, 2020

Can You Put it All Together: Evaluating Conversational Agents’ Ability to Blend Skills

Eric Michael Smith, Mary Williamson, Kurt Shuster, Jason Weston, Y-Lan Boureau

ACL - June 19, 2020

The Dialogue Dodecathlon: Open-Domain Knowledge and Image Grounded Conversational Agents

Kurt Shuster, Da Ju, Stephen Roller, Emily Dinan, Y-Lan Boureau, Jason Weston

ACL - June 19, 2020

Image-Chat: Engaging Grounded Conversations

Kurt Shuster, Samuel Humeau, Antoine Bordes, Jason Weston

ICLR - April 27, 2020

Poly-encoders: Transformer Architectures and Pre-training Strategies for Fast and Accurate Multi-sentence Scoring

Samuel Humeau, Kurt Shuster, Marie-Anne Lachaux, Jason Weston

CVPR - June 4, 2019

Engaging Image Captioning via Personality

Kurt Shuster, Samuel Humeau, Hexiang Hu, Antoine Bordes, Jason Weston