I’m an Information Science PhD student at Cornell University working in natural language processing. My advisor is David Mimno.

I have a master’s degree in computational linguistics from the University of Washington, where I was advised by Fei Xia, and I’ve previously worked at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Maana, a data analytics startup.

Research Interests

My research is in natural language processing and machine learning. I’m particularly interested in unsupervised and semi-supervised techniques, such as word embeddings and topic modeling. I study how these techniques can be used to explore new datasets, ranging from literature to social media, and solve problems of semantic similarity, such as synonym and paraphrase detection.


October 2017: Attending NovelTM in Montreal, Canada

May-August 2017: Interning at Rakuten in Seattle, WA

January 2017: Attending the Amazon Graduate Research Symposium in Seattle, WA


Spring 2017: TA for CS 3300: Data-driven Web Applications