Who I Am
I am currently a NSF International Research Fellow affiliated with the University of Edinburgh's School of Informatics and Carnegie Mellon University's Language Technologies Institute. My hosts at these two universities are Jon Oberlander and Alan Black, respectively.
My research spans the areas of natural language processing, cybersecurity (specifically usable privacy and security), and artificial intelligence. Read more about my interests here.
I received my Ph.D. (2011) and M.S. (2008) from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, where I worked on several projects in artificial intelligence and natural langugae processing with the ALMECOM Lab. My supervisor there was Donald Perlis.
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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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.