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 an Assistant Research Professor 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.

I am currently developing a course on computational models of language below the level of the word.

For more about me, see my curriculum vitae.

Along with Lori Levin, I lead LLab, the LTI linguistics lab.

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