Welcome!

I am a Ph.D. student at the Computer Science Department, in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.

My PhD adviser is William Cohen.

I'm interested in the intersection of Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, and Machine Learning. My research experience includes the following topics: grounded language learning, learning semantic relations, topic models, mining software repositories and software-focused corpora, bootstrapping on biomedical ontologies, knowledge base population, bootstrap learning and semantic drift, seed set refinement, text alignment with Hidden Markov Models, social media analysis, and computational biology.

Before coming to CMU, I got my M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in the Computer Science and Computational Biology program at the School of Computer Science and Engineering of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During that time, I did research at the Furman Lab (Dept. of Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology), and my adviser was Prof. Ora Schueler-Furman. In this group, we used computational methods to understand protein-protein interactions from a structural bioinformatics perspective. More specifically, we made predictions of the structural changes that take place in proteins during docking.

Apart from doing research I had a chance to get some great industry experience, for example, working for IBM and Facebook.

You can find my full research and work history in my CV.

About me

One of the things I enjoy the most is hiking and traveling around the world. So far one of my favorite hiking locations has been New-Zealand, and I plan to return! I have a super smart cat, and the world's best husband, who also happens to be a CSD PhD student here at CMU.

Contact info:

  • E-mail: dma [at] cs.cmu.edu
  • Office: GHC 7513
  • Office phone number: +1-412-268-3066
  • CV: [PDF]
  • Address:
    Computer Sciences Department,
    Carnegie Mellon University,
    5000 Forbes Avenue,
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213