Hi, I am a Ph.D. candidate (expected to graduate 2018 Spring) at Johns Hopkins University, Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP), working with my great supervisors Benjamin Van Durme and Matt Post. My research interest is the intersection of Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, and Psycholinguistics.
My long-term research questions are (1) How do people produce and understand languages robustly; and (2) how can I build such a robust language processing mechanism for computers to interact with people via natural language?
I have been working on robust techniques for noisy text processing (e.g. word recognition, parsing, and semantics). More recently, I am working on question answering (QA) and common sense inference. I have also been working on NLP for educational purposes: e.g. grammatical error correction, automated short answer scoring, quiz generation, and native language identification.