I am a research scientist at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence.
I received my PhD in 2018 from Johns Hopkins University,
Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP),
where I worked with Benjamin Van Durme and Matt Post.
My research interests lie at the intersection of Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, and Psycholinguistics.
My long-term research questions are
- How do people produce and understand languages robustly & efficiently; and
- how can I build such a robust & efficient language processing mechanism for computers to interact with people via natural language?
More specifically, my research interests include:
- Noisy text processing (text normalization, parsing, automated grammatical error correction)
- Commonsense knowledge acquisition and reasoning
- NLP for educational purposes (automated written answer scoring, native language identification, distractor generation for multiple choice questions).