Background

I graduated from Yale in 2006 with a B.A. in Computer Science and Psychology. As an undergraduate I performed research in social robotics, working with Brian Scassellati, and unsupervised language learning, with Charles Yang. I also spent a tremendous amount of time working on the shows and serving on the board of the The Yale Dramat.

Between college and graduate school, I worked for the Microsoft Auto team on speech recognition and text-to-speech in cars, specifically on Ford Sync and Kia UVO. I also worked with the Microsoft Research Speech Technology Group on CommuteUX.

I am committed to applying language technology to projects that benefit humankind. Currently I'm working at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, developing models of how language is processed in the brain and applying it to autism research.