Greetings! I'm Francis Ferraro, a second-year grad student at Johns Hopkins University, but I prefer to go by Frank. My advisor is Ben Van Durme.
My CV is available as a PDF.
My research interests at this time include cognitively real natural language understanding and knowledge representation. As a partial listing, this includes:
I describe these in more detail here.
Department of Mathematics
Bachelor of Science
Summa cum Laude
With Highest Distinction
I am originally from Niskayuna, NY, a suburb of Schenectady which is about 30 minutes north of Albany. I went to Niskayuna High School, where, in addition to my studies, I swam on the varsity team and played the viola for the Orchestra and Chamber Strings ensemble. Some highlights include beating our cross-town rivals in the section championships, winning the state championships and performing as a guest at an Empire State Youth Orchestra Playathon event. I got an opportunity to better my own skills and learn from professionals when, with my High School Orchestra, I performed with the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra.
At the University of Rochester, I was a member of the varsity swim and dive team throughout all four years. Over those four years I swam with a lot of great people and built some great bonds. As a team, we were able to win the Liberty League Championship two times, compete against some of the best D3 athletes in the nation while still having a lot of fun at the University Athletic Associaion (UAA) Championships (our primary, end-of-season championships).
Though I've used up my NCAA eligibility, I still can continue to compete (USA Master's Swimming). While I'll probably do that eventually, I'm taking time to do more unstructured training. I'm looking toward triathlons and trying to get more into running (probably long distance: half and full marathons) and biking. I'm also learning how to build bikes.
Last change: December 3rd, 2013 09:28
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