For the 2022 and 2023 academic years, I’m organizing the South by Semantics Workshop at UT Austin with Samuel Cantor. Our goal is to invite scholars working on interesting problems in Language to present their work at UT, and engage with our rich community of researchers in the field.

Research Interests

Can we use computational modeling to inform our understanding of semantics, pragmatics and social science ? I think the answer is yes

I am currently studying intergroup biases in communication with Assistant Professor Jessy Li and Professor David Beaver. I was inspired by a seminar in my first semester with David, where he talked about the Linguistic Intergroup Bias. To summarize my research questions succinctly — what are the linguistic properties that characterize and distinguish in-group speech from out-group speech, and how can we infer these properties using machine learning?

I completed my Masters at the University of Rochester, where I worked in the Formal and Computational Semantics Lab with Assistant Professor Aaron Steven White. My research focused on the wide breadth of generalizations available across predicates and arguments in English.