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I am a postdoc in Roger Levy's Computational Psycholinguistics Group at MIT BCS. I obtained a PhD in computer science from MIT EECS where I was a member of CSAIL, CBMM and InfoLab.
Before coming to MIT, I completed a Masters degree in computational linguistics at Saarland University and the University of Nancy, and a Bachelor's degree in cognitive science and Amirim honors program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

My research lies on the intersection of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and cognitive science. I currently study how eye movements 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

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Area Chair for Linguistic Theories, Cognitive Modeling and Psycholinguistics at ACL 2019

EMNLP 2018 Paper: Grounding Language Acquisition by Training Semantic Parsers Using Captioned Videos

NAACL 2018 Paper: Assessing Language Proficiency from Eye Movements in Reading

Spring 2018: I am TAing 9.19/9.910 Computational Psycholinguistics.

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