I am a postdoctoral associate in the Bergelson Lab at Duke University, in the department of Psychology and Neuroscience. I recently completed my Ph.D. in the Computational Cognitive Science Lab at UC Berkeley (Advisor: Dr. Tom Griffiths), focusing on probabilistic models of language learning and language processing. Now I am working with Dr. Elika Bergelson and Dr. Roger Levy (MIT Computational Psycholinguistics Lab) developing models that make use of the newly collected SEEDLingS corpus.
In my research, I use a combination of computational models, corpus studies, web-based experiments, and in-lab experiments. I am currently learning how to run experiments with infants and toddlers in the Bergelson lab.
My primary research goals are:
I am particularly interested in how people learn and use so-called “function” or “closed-class” words (articles, pronouns, prepositions, etc.) and inflectional morphology (systematic markings for number, gender, etc.). See Publications and Projects for more details.