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Faculty of Science
Evolving Language in an Information Economy, The Communicating Mind and Body
I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Computer Science and the Data Science Institute, University of British Columbia. I work with Giuseppe Carenini, Raymond Ng, and Kendall Ho. I recently received my Ph.D. from the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. My advisor was Carolyn Rose, and my thesis committee members were Eduard Hovy, Louis-Philippe Morency, and Ekaterina Shutova.
My work explores language use from a computational perspective to facilitate human communication. Using Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques, I discover patterns in text and build computational models of language use that are able to process large amounts of linguistic data. I investigate how people use language by bridging computer science and the disciplines of linguistics and psychology in the educational and medical domains.
Research interests: Natural language processing, Computational linguistics, Discourse analysis, Text mining in various domains