Research Scientist
Allen Institute for AI (AI2)
jbragg [at] allenai.org


I am a research scientist at the Allen Institute for AI (AI2) and part of Semantic Scholar Research. My primary research interests are in AI, reinforcement learning, and human-computer interaction, with an emphasis on building AI systems that interact with and support humans.

Before joining AI2, I was a postdoc in the Stanford Computer Science Department. I received my Ph.D. from the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, where I was advised by Dan Weld and Mausam. Earlier, I received my A.B. from Harvard College, where I completed a dual degree program with New England Conservatory.


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Oboist Jonathan Bragg received a Master of Music degree in 2011 upon completion of a dual degree program between Harvard College and New England Conservatory, where he studied with John Ferrillo, principal oboe of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. During the summers, he has been a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and at the Bowdoin International Music Festival. While at Tanglewood, he worked with conductors Kurt Masur, Christoph Eschenbach, and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. He has regularly performed as principal or solo oboe with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, New England Conservatory Orchestras, New England Conservatory Bach Ensemble, Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, and American Youth Philharmonic. As a soloist, he was named winner of the 2009 Harvard Mozart Society Orchestra Concerto Competition, resulting in a concerto performance with the orchestra, and he was a finalist in the 2004 National Symphony Orchestra Young Soloists' Competition.