I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Computational Psycholinguistics Lab (PI: Dr. Roger Levy) in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT. From 2018 to 2019, I was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Bergelson Lab (PI: Dr. Elika Bergelson) in the department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, where I still hold a postdoctoral appointment. In 2019, I received an NIH F32 grant to better understand children’s earliest morphosyntactic generalizations (i.e., earliest combinatorial language usage) as a collaboration between the above two labs.
In 2018, I completed my Ph.D. in the Computational Cognitive Science Lab at UC Berkeley (Advisor: Dr. Tom Griffiths), focusing on understanding language learning and language processing with probabilistic models. In my research, I use a combination of computational models, corpus studies, web-based experiments, and in-lab experiments.
My primary research goals are:
I am particularly interested in how children 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.