Projects

The main problems I've worked on are:

I've also done research in more traditional natural language processing. I developed MORSEL, a cognitively-motivated state-of-the-art unsupervised morphological analyzer. From June-August 2012, I participated in the SCALE summer workshop at the Johns Hopkins Center of Excellence in Human Language Technology. With Mitch Marcus, I developed Codeswitchador, a system for identifying code-switching in social media data. This work enables the creation of large scale corpora of code-switching and identification of bilingual users.

Background

I graduated from Yale in 2006 with a B.A. in Computer Science and Psychology. As an undergraduate I performed research in social robotics, working with Brian Scassellati and Emily Wang, and unsupervised language learning, with Charles Yang. I also spent a tremendous amount of time working on the shows and serving on the board of the The Yale Dramat. Between college and grad school, I worked for the Microsoft Auto team on speech recognition and text-to-speech in cars, specifically on Ford Sync and Kia UVO. I also worked with the Microsoft Research Speech Technology Group on CommuteUX.

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