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Johns Hopkins University, HLTCOE
Stieff Building / 810 Wyman Park Drive
Baltimore, MD 21211-2840, USA
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Hi! I am a senior research scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Human Language Technology Center of Excellence (JHU HLTCOE). I am also an assistant research professor in the Department of Computer Science and a member of the Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP). My research interests lie at the intersection of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning, in particular on areas relating to machine translation, semantics, and deep learning. Previously, I was assistant professor at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (2012-2015) and research associate at NTT CS Labs (2009-2012). I received my B.S. in 2003 from Rice University, and PhD in 2009 from the University of Washington, both in Electrical Engineering.

My current collaborations include work with Ben Van Durme on semantics, as well as Philipp Koehn and Matt Post on machine translation. I am interested in the following research questions lately: (a) What are the most effective ways to represent words and sentences in a computational system, taking into consideration the effects of morphology, syntax, semantics, and discourse? (b) How to use these word/sentence representations to build robust text analytics under low-resource scenarios in many of the world's languages?

Selected Publications [click here for full list, Google scholar profile]

Machine Translation: Semantics, Syntax, Lexicon: Machine Learning (Deep Learning, Learning to Rank, Semi-supervised Learning):
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