Before joining UF, I was a 2021-2023 Computing Innovation Fellow supported by the National Science Foundation / Computing Research Association, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computer Science at Boston College. I received my Ph.D. in Linguistics from University of California, Davis in 2020; in Summer 2019, I interned as a software developer at the Cognitive Computing Lab at Baidu. Before that, I received a B.A. in Translation with honors from Nankai University.
My research program studies variation/generalization in languages, machines and their intersections. I address related questions from aspects of language typology, language learning and multilingual NLP evaluation, along with a non-western mind. The general methodology that I use is a data-driven approach coupled with The #BenderRule and methods of number counting at varying degrees of carbon dioxide consumption.
Besides academic responsibilities, I proudly serve on the planning committee for Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival, and their biennial institute Breath of Life.
My real-life interests are music, food, and simple methods, and in that order too.