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 goals are understanding and building (1) robust language understanding mechanisms against various kinds of noise (e.g., grammatical errors, textual variation in social media texts, speech disfluency). (2) efficient reasoning methods with world (common-sense) knowledge.
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.