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Jamie Brandonjamie
Jamie earned a B.A. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Physics at Adrian College in Michigan, but she found herself devoting more free time to her coding courses. Her senior year, she took her first linguistics course, and she knew she wanted to change her path. Computational Linguistics combines the analytical and creative. Jamie enjoys the challenges and rewards that naturally accompany the field.
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Carolina Caprilecarolina
Carolina holds a B.A. in Literature and Linguistics from Universidad del Salvador (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Carolina has worked for 2.5 years as a Language Analyst in a tech company that uses semantic technology and now is pursuing a M.A. in Computational Linguistics at Brandeis University.
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Lily Katherine Kawehi Nglily
Lily received her B.A. in Linguistics from UC Santa Cruz. While there, she discovered her love for syntax. After working on the Santa Cruz Ellipsis Project within the Linguistics Department at UCSC, she was inspired to pursue her degree in Computational Linguistics.
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Irina Onoprienko

irinaIrina got her BS in Linguistics at MIT, where she focused on language acquisition. After graduating, she took a job working on Speech Data at Google, which ignited her interest in computational linguistics and brought her to Brandeis. At the moment, she's particularly interested text-to-speech and speech recognition, and hopes to play a part in shaping the future of speech technology.
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Alexander Townsend Reesealexander
Alex attended Indiana University where he received his BS in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. While there, he also attended some courses in Linguistics and fell in love with it. He is here at Brandeis to pursue his interests in both fields through the MA program in Computational Linguistics.
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David Rubio Vallejodavid
David earned his Ph.D. in Theoretical Linguistics from the University of Delaware, where he focused on the interaction between modal expressions, tense, and aspect. Àlthough fascinated by NLP in general, David is particularly interested in discourse modeling, as well as conditional and counterfactual reasoning in artificial systems.
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Kaylen Sanderskaylen
Kaylen received her B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Pittsburgh, with minors in Computer Science and Nonfiction Writing. While generally fascinated by the intersection of language and technology, her current interest lies in computational semantics and how we can increase technological sensitivity to contextual meaning.
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Jane TaschmanJane
Jane earned her B.A. from Brandeis University in 2014 with majors in Linguistics and Mathematics.  She worked in advertising for a few years and decided to return to Brandeis to pursue her continued passion for linguistics and computer science, with particular interests in NLP, machine translation and sentiment analysis.  In her free time, Jane can be found listening to music and/or crocheting and knitting.
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