Brendan Balcerak Jackson's research background is in natural language semantics and pragmatics, as well as linguistic understanding and communication, and on reasoning and rationality more generally. His current research also focuses on how the concepts we use to make sense of human intelligent agency -- concepts such as intention, reason, understanding, and meaning -- can be adapted to help us think about artificial systems and our relations to them. He also works on philosophical questions about virtual and augmented reality. He has a PhD in philosophy, with a concentration in linguistics, from Cornell University, and he has worked as a researcher and teacher at various universities in the United States, Australia, and Germany. He joined the Semantic Computing Group in April 2023.