I am an assistant professor of linguistics at Cornell University. I am very interested in the incremental representations that humans use to process language. My work probes human linguistic processing directly with psycholinguistic experimentation or by analyzing corpora of human behavior (e.g., reading times) or neuroimaging data (e.g., fMRI, M/EEG, etc). Lately, I have been studying the linguistic representations of neural networks in order to find the types of linguistic representations that work well for language processing, and which therefore could be used by humans.

Outside of work, I enjoy travel, dinner parties, and gardening.

I am looking for enthusiastic individuals with interests in linguistics, cognitive science, and computer science. If you are interested in working with me, read more here.

Recent News

November 7: Our CoNLL paper was runner up for the Best Paper Award for Research Inspired by Human Language Learning and Processing!

August 28: Paper accepted for presentation at CoNLL 2019.

August 13: Paper accepted for presentation at EMNLP 2019.

July 1: Started at Cornell!

March 28: Invited talks given at University of Edinburgh.

February 7-8: Invited talks given at Cornell.

January 24: 2 posters accepted for presentation at CUNY 2019.

September 24: Paper accepted for oral presentation at SCIL 2019.

August 10: Paper accepted for oral presentation at EMNLP 2018.