5407 Gates Hillman Complex
Language Technologies Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
I am a computational linguist interested in phonology, morphology, language change, linguistic typology, and human-in-the-loop computation. I am currently a Systems Scientist (a non-tenure track research faculty member at the Assistant Professor level) in the Language Technologies Institute, which is part of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science. Before coming to CMU, I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh.
I did my graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, where I recieved a PhD in Linguistics for a thesis on theoretical phonology. At the same time, I was working on various computational projects relating to language documentation and comparative reconstruction. My current position allows me to bring my various interests together. My research has two strands: uncovering how linguistic knowledge (especially of phonology and morphology) can contribute to natural language processing and using computational models to uncover linguistic knowledge and investigate linguistic hypotheses.
For more about me, see my curriculum vitae.
|Sep 10, 2021||We welcome two new Masters students to our Lab: Nate Robinson and Yanlin Feng. The will both be working on DARPA KAIROS, in the short term, and getting started on their longer-term research.|
|Jun 4, 2021||Congratulations to my masters student Nathan Anderson for placing third in the SIGMORPHON wug shared task.|
|Jun 2, 2021||
We have released
|Jun 2, 2021||Our paper Tusom2021: A Phonetically Transcribed Speech Dataset from an Endangered Language for Universal Phone Recognition Experiments has been accepted to Interspeech 2021.|
|May 5, 2021||Our manuscript, East Tusom: A Phonetic and Phonological Sketch of a Largely Undocumented Tangkhulic Language, has been accepted by LTBA. It is the first documentation of this language to be accepted for publication.|