Hal Daumé III is a Perotto Professor in Computer Science and Language Science at the University of Maryland, College Park and also a Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, New York City. His primary research interest is in developing new learning algorithms for prototypical problems that arise in the context of natural language processing and artificial intelligence, with a focus on interactive learning and building systems that minimize social harms. He has received several awards, including best paper at ACL 2018, NAACL 2016, CEAS 2011 and ECML 2009, as well as best demo at NeurIPS 2015. He has been program chair for NAACL 2013 (and chair of its executive board), and ICML 2020; and with Katherine Heller, he was an inaugural diversity and inclusion co-chair at NeurIPS 2018.