My lab is called NERT. We have fun playing with language data and algorithms.

Prospective advisees

Georgetown has a strong community of computational linguistics researchers. Consider applying in Linguistics (Computational Linguistics concentration) and/or Computer Science.
→ Ph.D. application deadlines: Dec. 1 for Linguistics, Dec. 15 (preferred) for CS.

July 2024 Update: For the next admissions cycle (December deadlines), I am looking to admit a Ph.D. student interested in interdisciplinary cognitive science. Apply to Linguistics: Computational Linguistics or to Computer Science—whichever department seems like the better fit—and select the Cognitive Science option in the application.

If you want to work with me and are not already a Georgetown student, your best bet is to apply and mention me in your statement of purpose. (Statement of purpose advice) Unfortunately, I do not have room to host visiting students or interns from outside the DC area. I cannot guarantee a response to email inquiries from prospective students or visitors.

If you're already a Georgetown student, come talk to me about your research interests and ideas!

Past advisees

At Georgetown, I (co-)supervised the following theses:

Other Georgetown advisees:

  • Lucia Donatelli, Spanish Linguistics (Ph.D., Spanish Linguistics, 2019). Dr. Donatelli is now a postdoctoral researcher in computational linguistics at Saarland University.

At the University of Edinburgh, I co-supervised the following MSc theses:

  • Marco Damonte (2015), “Machine Translation with Coarse Lexical Semantics” (with Alexandra Birch)
  • Nora Hollenstein (2015), “Inconsistency Detection in Semantic Annotation” (with Bonnie Webber)
  • Ye Yang (2015), “Recognizing Annotator Behavior in Crowdsourcing” (with Bonnie Webber)
  • Felisia Loukou (2016), “Light Verb Constructions in Distributional Entailment Graphs” (with Mark Steedman)
  • Ida Szubert (2016), “Methods for Automatic Alignment of Abstract Meaning Representation and Dependency Grammar” (with Adam Lopez)