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
December 2017: I completed my PhD at MIT EECS! (proof by cake)
Fall 2017: join CompLang, an open discussion group on language and computation at MIT!
ACL 2017 Paper: Predicting Native Language from Gaze
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.