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-IJCNLP - August 2, 2021

Dialogue in the Wild: Learning from a Deployed Role-Playing Game with Humans and Bots

Kurt Shuster, Jack Urbanek, Emily Dinan, Arthur Szlam, Jason Weston

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

The Springer Series on Challenges in Machine Learning - December 12, 2019

The Second Conversational Intelligence Challenge (ConvAI2)

Emily Dinan, Varvara Logacheva, Valentin Malykh, Alexander Miller, Kurt Shuster, Jack Urbanek, Douwe Kiela, Arthur Szlam, Iulian Serban, Ryan Lowe, Shrimai Prabhumoye, Alan W. Black, Alexander Rudnicky, Jason Williams, Joelle Pineau, Jason Weston

CVPR - June 4, 2019

Engaging Image Captioning via Personality

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