I am a PhD candidate(ABD) at the Johns Hopkins University's CLSP (Center for Language and Speech Processing), most days working on open-vocabulary language modeling: developing new models based on underlying discrete units and applying them to typologically different languages of the world.
Machine learning and natural language are fascinating.
Recent blog entries
- From PyTorch to JAX: towards neural net frameworks that purify stateful code (2020-03-09)
- Clowning in Pennsylvania (2020-03-02)
- My name is Sabrina – I'm trans (2019-12-30)
- Can you compare perplexity across different segmentations? (2019-04-23)
- NLP/CL Twitter Megathread (2017-04-08)
- Language diversity in ACL 2004 - 2016 (2016-12-22)
- Describing discontinuous constituents with LCFRS (2016-10-21)
CV (the gist of it)
Ph.D. Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA (09/2017 - ongoing)
- advised by Prof. Jason Eisner at the CLSP (Center for Language and Speech Processing)
Internship, Facebook AI Research (FAIR), New York City, NY (summer of 2020)
- analyzing (chit-)chat bots
Internship, Google, New York City, NY (summer of 2019)
- transliteration using pronunciation data and cross-language multi-task approaches
M.Sc. Computer Science, TU Dresden, Germany (finished 07/2017)
- thesis: “Soft matching of terminals for syntactic parsing” (supervised by Prof. Heiko Vogler)
Internship, USC Information Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, CA (summer of 2016)
- machine translation / DARPA LORELEI under Prof. Kevin Knight and Prof. Daniel Marcu
- translating out-of-vocabulary words with unprocessed human-readable dictionaries
B.Sc. Computer Science, TU Dresden, Germany (finished 08/2015)
University student jobs: researching stuff, implementating stuff, preparing teaching materials, actually TAing...
Scholarships, extracurricular activities and other fun things in the long version...