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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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Luke Dorneyluke
Luke received a B.A. in Linguistics with a focus on computational methods from Brandeis in 2017. He is interested in the study of modal logic, computational semantics, machine translation, and generative syntax. In his free time, he likes to play piano and learn natural languages.
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Meghan Hickeymeghan
Meghan earned her BA in Russian and French from Lawrence University in 2012, after which she spent two years teaching English as a Foreign Language in the outskirts of Moscow. She moved to Chicago in 2014 where she worked at an industrial supply company by day and studied computer programming at night. Inspired by her aunt’s work for Doctors without Borders in Chechnya and Belarus, Meghan is interested in machine translation and the ways NLP technology can improve patient care.
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Nicholas A. Millernick
Nicholas started learning languages in elementary school, and never managed to stop. After completing his undergraduate degree in linguistics at Georgetown University, he worked for several years in Vietnam as a Mandarin teacher and language department chair. His interests include information extraction, linguistic typology, and computational models of discourse.
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Chester Palen-Michelchester
Chester received a BA in Spanish Education from Kent State University. He taught English as a second language at Kent State for 4 years before coming to Brandeis to pursue his interest in computational linguistics. His interests include semantics, syntax, information extraction, text analytics, and Anaphora.
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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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Dan Noarnoar
Dan received a B.A. in Linguistics Computer Science at Brandeis as an undergrad. He worked in the healthcare technology field for four years in Madison, Wisconsin and Boston before deciding to add linguistics back into his life in a meaningful way by returning for a CL Master's degree.
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Irina Onoprienkoirina
Irina 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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Clay Rileyclay
Clay received his BS in linguistics from Northeastern University in 2014. With a background in neuroscience and sociolinguistics, he hopes to use computational methods in the modeling and analysis of these systems. Ask him about his modals!
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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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Sasha Spala
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Sasha graduated from the University of Southern California in 2016 with a BS in Computational Linguistics, where she focused specifically on psycholinguistics research. Her current areas of interest are in how to take what we know about how we process subtextual information, like interest and emotion, and to recreate it artificially. In her free time she is either out backpacking or spending quality time with her sewing machine.
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Jennifer StorozumJennifer
Jennifer earned a BS in Business Administration and a BA in Chinese from American University. She then spent the next two years teaching English as a second language in Korea, where she became interested in machine translation. At Brandeis, Jennifer is excited to pursue her interests in natural language processing, machine translation and speech recognition.
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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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Annie Lukas Paladino Thorburnannie
Annie has been in love with language since the age of 10, when she took lessons in Ancient Greek. As an undergraduate, Annie obtained degrees in linguistics and biology at the University of Massachusetts. She first encountered computer science in a course on bioinformatics, and quickly decided she wanted to pursue it further. A career in computational linguistics strikes Annie as the perfect way to combine her old and new interests. When she isn't coding or studying language, Annie enjoys cooking, gardening, playing folk music, and immanentizing the eschaton.

Elizabeth Wellsewells
Before coming to Brandeis, Elizabeth attended Binghamton University where she got her B.A. in Linguistics and French while also taking computer science classes. She is now combining her interests by pursuing her M.A. in Computational Linguistics.
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Danielle Wilsonwilson
Danielle got her B.A. in Linguistics from Pitzer College in 2015 with a minor in Mathematics. She spent the 2015-2016 school year teaching English in Germany with a Fulbright Fellowship. Since then, she has been tutoring math and exam prep to high school students, leading backpacking trips for teenage girls, and hiking the Appalachian Trail. 
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Jiajie Yanjiajie
After finishing his study in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at the Beijing Language and Culture University, Jiajie's interest grew in combining advanced computer technology with language study. He is eager to broaden and deepen his understanding of the area of NLP in the computational linguistics program at Brandeis. Now Jiajie’s main interest lies in syntax, machine translation and text analyzing.
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