Faculty Directory
Kristian J. Hammond

Professor of Computer Science

Bill and Cathy Osborn Professor


2233 Tech Drive
Mudd Room 3109
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-467-1012Email Kristian Hammond


Computer Science


Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence

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Ph.D. Computer Science, Yale University, New Haven, CT

M.S. Computer Science, Yale University, New Haven, CT

B.A. Philosophy, Yale University, New Haven, CT


TedX Chicago: Humanizing the Machine with Language

TedX Northwestern: Machine Consciousness

AI at Northwestern: Partnerships with the Machine

Research Interests

Expert Areas

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Natural language generation
  • Narrative Generation
  • Conversational Interfaces
  • The Future of Work
  • Robots and Jobs
  • Machine Learning
  • Computers and the law
  • Computers and education
  • Computers and Journalism
  • Ethics and Robots
  • Ethics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Creativity


  • Developing human capabilities onto machines
  • Co-founded Narrative Science, a startup that uses artificial intelligence and journalism to turn information from raw data into natural language
  • Integrating Computer Science and Artificial Intelligent into all aspects of life

Selected Publications