My name is Kevin Bowden, I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of California Santa Cruz. I am currently mostly working on dialogue system in the Natural Language and Dialogue Systems lab under professor Marilyn Walker. Specifically, my primary interests revolve around conversation AI in the open domain. Recently I was the team lead for UCSC’s Alexa Prize Chatbot, Slugbot. I am also interested in converting monologic content to dialogic content.