Stuart Shieber is a computer scientist whose primary research area is computational linguistics, the study of natural language from the standpoint of computer science. Research in the field pursues both scientific and engineering goals, undergirded by foundational formal and mathematical tools. Professor Shieber works on all of these aspects of the field.
From a philosophical standpoint, he is especially interested in the philosophy of mind and of artificial intelligence. In particular, he has worked on the question on what basis intelligence ought to be attributed to artificial agents.