I am a third year PhD Student at Purdue University, where I work on Natural Language Understanding with Dr. Julia Taylor Rayz at the AKRaNLU Lab. I am particularly interested in relating natural language processing algorithms and models from the perspective of ideas in cognitive science (specifically, the study of concepts and categories). I work closely with Dr. Allyson Ettinger of UChicago. I am also affiliated with CERIAS, Purdue’s center for research and education in areas of information security.
In 2018, I was fortunate to be a Purdue Research Foundation fellow. I then taught database fundamentals to sophomore level undergraduates for three semesters. I am currently funded by an NSF-EAGER grant focused on integrating cybersecurity education through Computational Humor.
My email is [my-first-name] @ purdue [dot] edu.[why is it like that?]
PhD, Natural Language Understanding, Current
MS in Computer Information Technology, 2020
BS in Computer Information Technology, 2018
July 2021: Presenting my paper at CogSci 2021!
May 2021: Our NAFIPS 2021 paper received an honorable mention for the Best Student Paper award.
March 2021: Paper accepted to NAFIPS 2021!
February 2021: Submitted papers to ACL-IJCNLP 2021 and CogSci 2021.
October 2020: Passed my MS thesis defense!