I'm a linguistics PhD student at Ohio State with a computational linguistics emphasis. I work on computational models of language acquisition and human sentence processing, and I also work on the phonology of the Iyasa language of Cameroon.Expand all
Localizing incremental linguistic prediction in the mind (Skype). MIT, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. May 7, 2019. [slides]
Discovering psycholinguistic effect timecourses with deconvolutional time series regression. Johns Hopkins University, Department of Cognitive Science. November 7, 2018. [slides]
Publications and peer-reviewed conference presentations
Works in progress
Education & employment history
2016-present -- Ph.D. in linguistics, The Ohio State University
2014-2016 -- Academic Advisor, University Exploration, The Ohio State University
2009-2014 -- Linguist/Translator, SIL International
2008-2009 -- M.A. in linguistics, The Ohio State University
2005-2008 -- B.A. in linguistics, The Ohio State University
DTSR -- I am the author of the DTSR (Deconvolutional Time Series Regression) codebase, a general purpose regression technique for modeling temporally diffuse effects in time series data (see EMNLP 2018 reference above).
DTSR -- I am the author of the DNNSeg codebase, which implements an unsupervised deep neural approach to speech segmentation and classification (see Shain and Elsner, NAACL 2019 reference above).
Unsupervised Neural Segmenter -- I am a developer (together with Micha Elsner) of an unsupervised neural speech segmenter system (see EMNLP 2017 reference above).
ModelBlocks -- I am a developer for ModelBlocks, an open-source software package for constructing and evaluating broad-coverage probabilistic models of cognitive processes.
UHHMM -- I am a contributer to the UHHMM project, an unsupervised cognitively-constrained raw-text parsing system (see COLING 2016 reference above).
Honors and awards
2017 -- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Honorable Mention
2016 -- University Fellowship, The Ohio State University