MemberSantiago Gualchi

…Member of Group of Statistics for the Study of Language

Member of Group of Computational Linguistics…

I study Linguistics at the University of Buenos Aires. I’m currently attending my last semester but I’m also teaching Grammar to new students. I’m part of a funded Statistics research group and a Computational Linguistics study group. My main research topic at the time is inflectional morphology acquisition; I’m trying to assess how well formal theories of morphological competence explain the behaviour observed in children during the process of language acquisition. To do this, I combine corpus studies with computational simulation and statistical modelling. In my spare time, I like to grab my bike and go for a ride.

MemberJames Tauber

I work at the intersection of computing, philology, and linguistics both as an independent scholar and as a software developer working on digital humanities projects with other scholars. My interests include morphology (theoretical, computational, and historical), Indo-European linguistics, Linguistic Linked Open Data, text encoding and annotation of historical language corpora (especially Ancient Greek but also Old English and Old Norse), machine-actionable language description, computer-aided historical language learning (especially Ancient Greek but also Old English and Old Norse).

MemberFoaad Khosmood

Foaad Khosmood (Persian: فواد خوشمود) is Forbes Professor of Computer Engineering and Associate Professor of Computer Science at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). Foaad received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2011. His dissertation work was on “Computational Style Processing“. His research interests include natural language processing (NLP), artificial intelligence, interactive entertainment, game AI and game jams. Dr. Khosmood is the Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Technology & Public Policy. He is also a board member, former CTO and past president of Global Game Jam, Inc. where he helps to organize the world’s largest game creation activity (120+ countries). He is general chair of FDG 2019. At Cal Poly, Professor Khosmood usually teaches AI, Interactive Entertainment, Computational Linguistics, Data Mining and Operating Systems. He serves as the faculty advisor for the Cal Poly Game Development (CPGD), SLO Hacks and Color Coded student clubs.

MemberMaria Antoniak

…PhD (ongoing), Information Science, Cornell University

MS, Computational Linguistics, University of Washington

BA, Program of Liberal Studies, University of Notre Dame…

I’m a researcher and data scientist working in natural language processing. I’m interested in modeling how people express their subjective experiences through text, especially in the contexts of healthcare and the humanities, usually in the setting of online communities. I rely on unsupervised machine learning methods, and I re-explore the evaluation of these methods when applied to small, topic-focused datasets. My past work has examined how postpartum people frame their birth experiences, how people communicate their pain levels to physicians, and how the use of word embedding models require additional stability tests when used to measure biases. I’m currently a PhD candidate in Information Science at Cornell University, where I’m advised by David Mimno. I have a master’s degree in Computational Linguistics from the University of Washington and have worked as a data scientist and research intern at places like Microsoft Research, Facebook Core Data Science, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Please check my personal website for more information!