Jordan recently finished up his undergraduate studies at Brandeis and has moved on to the 5th year BA/MS program in CL. He hopes to utilize the skills gained throughout the year to secure an engineering or research position in the NLP industry.
Jena received her BA in foreign languages and literature at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. She also did multiple exchange programs in the United States, Germany and Hong Kong. After graduation, Chen worked as a project manager. Now she's decided to come back to her passions — linguistics — and hopes to build upon her experiences in the industry to build better products that connect human and technology.
Elaine studied linguistics and Chinese language and literature at the University of Washington. She was fortunate enough to take two intro CL courses during the last year of her senior year and became interested in the field of CL/NLP.
Ginger earned a BA from Wheaton College in Massachusetts with a major in German and an independent major in computational linguistics and is excited to be able to more deeply explore the intersection of linguistics and computer science at Brandeis. In her free time, she likes to play the ukulele.
Lucy received her BA in linguistics with a minor in Korean at the University of Mississippi. Growing up, she learned that language and technology play a big role in human communication. Lucy's goal is to be able to use her knowledge in language and expand understanding of technology through computational linguistics to build a better connection between people and computers.
Gaby completed her BA in linguistics and Asian language and cultures at UCLA. Gaby came to Brandeis to study computational linguistics to improve her computational skills and to explore areas of interest in natural language processing.
Brynna graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle with a BA in linguistics and a minor in informatics, and she is looking forward to continuing her education at Brandeis. She is particularly interested in phonetics but is curious about anything having to do with language and language technology.
Dohyun studied physics at Seoul National University had research experiences. Preparing for a career transition, she is fascinated by the field of computational linguistics. At Brandeis, She hopes to advance her computational skills and linguistic foundation which would complement her background. She loves to be outdoors, running and hiking in her free time.
Tawny earned her BA at California State University, Northridge, with a double major in linguistics and Asian American studies. She has worked as an English language Instructor in Japan and as a processing engineer for a legal discovery company. She aims to fuse her love of language with her programming experience to help drive the field of computational linguistics forward.
After earning a BA in sociology and linguistics with an emphasis in language and speech technologies from UC Santa Barbara in 2021, Christine is seeking to explore the intersection of language, culture and pedagogy to improve computer-assisted education and machine translation for users of all abilities. Favorite pastimes include hiking and doodling.
Wesley earned his BA in linguistics and psychology at Boston College. Following this, he spent several years working as the lab coordinator of the BC Language Learning Lab, where he had the opportunity to conduct psycholinguistic research using computational methods. At Brandeis, he hopes to enhance his programming skills in preparation for a career in industry.
Andrew most recently worked as a data insights analyst in the tech industry, and before that graduated from New York University with a BA in Film & Television, where he became fascinated with language through the lens of international cinema. He is most excited to combine this with his passion for Machine Learning and Ethical AI.
Patrick earned a BA in linguistics, sociology, and gender/sexuality studies at the University of Tennessee. Since then, Patrick have completed a Fulbright grant in Lithuania and worked as a linguist and research assistant for an international LGBTQ+ organization. Patrick is pursuing computational linguistics to learn how to bring a more nuanced, ethical and inclusive approach to technology that does not simply reproduce harms and biases.
Annika received a BA from University of Toronto in linguistics, with a Celtic studies minor. She enjoyed the programming courses taken throughout her undergrad degree and decided to pivot to studying computational linguistics to continue to pursue a career that is a compromise between the two fields. She is eager to further develop her programming skills as well as explore natural language processing and machine learning while undergoing the CLMS program at Brandeis.
Melissa received her degree in communications and linguistics from the University of Pittsburgh. Brandeis has been her top choice not only because it's a very competitive and diverse school, but also because Boston is the best city for its history, sports and culture!
Arsalan has participated in a Data Mining Lab for two years. As his thesis, he worked on an argument mining (AM) task. He is presenting at the AAAL conference and will be submitting a journal paper. Arsalan has also prepared his own AM dataset (meta-analysis genre) including more than 140,000 words.
Harry graduated New York University with a major in anthropology and a minor in Spanish. Coursework in linguistic anthropology led him down the road of linguistics, and eventually, of computational linguistics. He’s particularly interested in the combination of computational methods and psycholinguistics and wishes to pursue an industry career after his time at Brandeis.