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.
|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.|
|Apr 27, 2021||
We have released Epitran 1.11, with support for Python 3.9 and better handling of the CC-CEDICT dictionary file. Install with
|Jan 30, 2021||Our paper, Multilingual phonetic dataset for low resource speech recognition was accepted to ICASSP 2021.|
|Jan 11, 2021||Our paper, Cross-Cultural Similarity Features for Cross-Lingual Transfer Learning of Pragmatically Motivated Tasks was accepted to EACL 2021.|