I’m a Machine Learning Scientist at Glassdoor. Before that, I did my PhD in the Department of Linguistics at University of Maryland, where I was advised by Jeff Lidz and Norbert Hornstein (my dissertation can be found here). I was also a Language Science Fellow in University of Maryland’s Language Science Center. I still engage in some linguistics research, albeit at a much slower pace since I work in industry. For more information about my academic research, see my research page.
Outside of work and linguistics, I enjoy tinkering with computers as
well as teaching others about computers. I’ve put together materials
for a LaTeX workshop, loosely aimed at linguists, which
I’ve taught several times. I’ve also put together materials for a
workshop, loosely aimed at scientists who do human
subjects research, which I’ve taught once over the course of 7 weeks.
I also enjoy snowboarding, backpacking, and hiking. And I really like coffee. I worked as a barista, off-and-on, for a few years at the Dunn Bros at the Smith Douglas More House, now known as Smith.
July 3, 2022
My paper with Elaine Grolla and Jeff Lidz, “Cognitive inhibition explains children’s production of medial wh-phrases”, was just published in volume 29, issue 3 of Language Acquisition.
May 20, 2022
I graduated with my PhD from the Department of Linguistics at University of Maryland. My dissertation, “Explorations in Diagnosing Competence and Performance Factors in Linguistic Inquiry”, can be found here.
March 18, 2022
I defended my dissertation, “Explorations in Diagnosing Competence and Performance Factors in Linguistic Inquiry”, which was co-advised by Jeff Lidz and Norbert Hornstein. My committee also included Yi Ting Huang, Howard Lasnik, Colin Phillips, and Omer Preminger.
- January 31, 2022
August 1, 2021
Along with Jeff Lidz, I was awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement grant by the National Science Foundation, titled Subjacency, the Empty Category Principle (ECP), and the nature of constraints on phrase movement, to fund the work for my dissertation in my final year of the Linguistics PhD program at University of Maryland.