My research lies on the intersection of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Cognitive Science. I currently study how eye movement during reading can be used to infer reader characteristics and cognitive state, and improve NLP. Other related interests include multilingualism, linguistic typology, treebanking, and grounded language acquisition.
Email: (last name)@mit.edu, Twitter
Area Chair for Linguistic Theories, Cognitive Modeling and Psycholinguistics at ACL 2019
NAACL 2018 Paper: Assessing Language Proficiency from Eye Movements in Reading
Spring 2018: I am TAing 9.19/9.910 Computational Psycholinguistics.
Interested in second language acquisition and syntax? Check out the Treebank of Learner English (TLE) - over 5,000 ESL sentences manually annotated with syntactic trees.