Who I Am
I am a NSF International Research Fellow affiliated with Carnegie Mellon University's Language Technologies Institute and the University of Edinburgh's School of Informatics. My hosts at these two universities are Alan Black and Jon Oberlander, respectively. Previously I was a postdoctoral fellow with the Mobile Commerce Lab in Carnegie Mellon University's Institute for Software Research, and my supervisor was Norman Sadeh.
My research spans natural language processing, cybersecurity (specifically usable privacy and security), and artificial intelligence. Read about my interests here.
I received my undergraduate education at Virginia Tech, where in 2005 I graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science, a B.S. in Mathematics, and a B.A. in Philosophy.
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2014-08-20: I've recently moved to the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University for the second part of my NSF IRFP fellowship. It's been great meeting new colleagues and reconnecting with old colleagues from my previous stay here.
2014-05-09: I gave a talk today for the NLIP Seminar Series at the University of Cambridge. Here are my slides. My recent work at the University of Edinburgh is described in the second half of the presentation.
2013-10-28: The overview of my research is now up to date.
2013-08-05: I recently arrived at the University of Edinburgh to begin the first part of my NSF International Research Fellowship. It's been great meeting several new colleagues, and I look forward to working here for the next twelve months. Also, in coming months I will be attending Ubicomp in Zurich and IJCNLP in Nagoya to present papers at both.
2012-11-18: I've updated the overview of my research.
2012-07-02: I've created a stub page to host the metalanguage corpus described in my recent ACL paper.
2012-03-16: My paper "The Creation of a Corpus of English Metalanguage" has been accepted for oral presentation at ACL this July in Jeju, South Korea. I will attend to present it.
2012-02-24: A profile of some of my Ph.D. research is up on research.gov.
2012-02-12: I've been adding content to the EAPSI page over the past few months, and it is now complete.
2011-10-23: Prompted by my move to Carnegie Mellon last month, I've assembled this long-overdue renovation of my website. I'll add more content in the coming months.