I'm a third-year PhD student in the Transformation, Interpretation, and Analysis of Language (TIAL) lab at the University of Washington, Electrical Engineering Department. My advisor is Prof. Mari Ostendorf and we work on various speech and language processing projects.
Almost everything related to speech and language interest me. Below is a mixture of such topics/brief project descriptions and related publications (if available).
- In Summer 2016, I was a visiting student/intern at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC), working with Karen Livescu, Kevin Gimpel, and Mohit Bansal. We looked at how speech features can help constituent parsing in an end-to-end fashion. [in-progress code]
- For my qualifying exam research project, I used hybrid n-grams and LDA topic models to characterize community language on reddit forums. The resulting paper was accepted to EMNLP 2016!
- TBD: readability stuff
- Work I'd like to continue but don't know how: trying to predict the ultimate criminal in Agatha Christie's detective novels from the first 85% of the text. I documented some initial attempts (i.e. failures) in a class report the project was a part of. Also, I did an informal presentation on this project while interning at TTIC. More suggestions and feedback for improvement are more than welcome!
- My Master's thesis was on speech enhancement and voice conversion.
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