Current Students

Shan Chen
Shan Chen
CL MS Student
Shan double-majored in Math and Japanese, lacking only one course to finish a Linguistics minor from St. Olaf College. He did research in applied linguistics and sociolinguistics during his undergraduate studies which helped him make the decision to come to Brandeis to enhance his computational skills.
Lucy
Lucy De La Cruz
CL MS Student
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 my knowledge in language and expand my understanding of technology through Computational Linguistics in order to build a better connection between people and computers.
Aparna Dutta
Aparna Dutta
CL MS Student
Aparna earned her BS in Linguistics with minors in Psychology and Computer Science at Northeastern University. She has worked in the Boston area at a voice AI startup, and continues to work as a Linguist on endangered language preservation at Northeastern, focusing on the Cherokee language of Oklahoma. She has a passion for linguistics, specifically in the areas of semantics and language preservation. During her time at Brandeis, she hopes to refine her computational skills in order to contribute to projects that can help speakers of endangered languages.
Parker Glenn
Parker Glenn
CL MS Student
Parker earned his BA in Linguistics at UC Santa Barbara. After discovering a sub-field where he could combine his fascination of language with a love of programming, he became obsessed with Computational Linguistics. He is particularly interested in the fields of syntax, machine learning, and information extraction.
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Xiya Guan
CL MS Student
Xiya received her BA in Japanese at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. At first, she only utilized computational tools in language research. However, after diving into the multidisciplinary world of linguistics, CS and mathematics, she consolidated these disciplines in  order to focus on computational linguistic research. What brings Xiya to Brandeis is that she aspires to be equipped with a more systematic skillset to be able to tackle challenging and exciting problems on artificial intelligence more maturely.
Zhuoran Huang
Zhuoran Huang
CL MS student
Zhuoran earned her BA in German Language and Literature with a minor in Data Science at Fudan University (Shanghai, China). Zhuoran is a hobbyist in translating and hopes to make knowledge accessible to everyone, thus she decided to devote herself to machine translation and hopes to contribute to the improvement of machine translation technologies and ultimately speed up the information communication.
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Taha Husein
CL MS Student
Taha received a BS in Neuroscience and an MA in Linguistics at the University of Kentucky. His love for language has found a great home in the realm of computer science, and he hopes to use the techniques of natural language processing to better understand language and the human mind.
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Bailey Johnson
CL MS Student
Bailey received her undergraduate degree in Linguistics from the University of Minnesota. She has had a love for computers and technology from a young age, but only realized that she wanted to devote her time to studying it after discovering Computational Linguistics.
June Kim
June Kim
CL MS Student
June earned a BS in Psychology and BA in Linguistics at the University of Florida. She first began studying Linguistics through an interest in language development and acquisition. In her last undergraduate semester, June fortuitously decided to enroll in an elective course in Computational Linguistics, and is now pursuing a MS in Computational Linguistics here at Brandeis! After graduation, she hopes to pursue an industry career that applies her knowledge in psychology, linguistics, and computer science.
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Katie Krajovic
CL MS Student
Katie received her BS in Linguistics with a minor in Computer Science at Northeastern University. She spent a year working on Alexa Skills at Amazon, but wanted to be able to more directly apply her background in Linguistics in her daily work. She is pursuing Computational Linguistics at Brandeis in hopes of ultimately working on language based technology that has a tangible positive impact on users.
Angus L'Herrou
Angus L'Herrou
CL MS Student
Angus earned a BA in Linguistics with a minor in Computer Science at Brandeis University. As a 5th-year B/MS student in the CL MS program, Angus is eager to explore the intersection of these two fields and is most interested in working to improve equity and expand access to the exciting technologies being developed in the field to underserved language communities. In addition to CL, Angus is fascinated by theoretical linguistics and will ramble on about it if prompted. 
Bohan Li
Bohan Li
CL MS Student
Bohan received a BA in Computer Science with a minor in Japanese Language and Literature at Boston University. She wants to pursue computational linguistics to better utilize her programming skills and experiences in language studies. Her fields of interest are machine translation, information retrieval, and localization.
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David Morley
CL MS Student
David earned his BS in Applied & Computational Mathematics from Brigham Young University. He discovered a love of language when a lived in the pacific island nation of Kiribati. He has worked on several computational linguistics projects including building a speech recognizer for German and a speech synthesizer for Kiribati. At Brandeis, he hopes to gain the skills to push the field of CL forward to new heights.
Ben Rozonoyer
Ben Rozonoyer
CL MS Student
Ben discovered Computational Linguistics his freshman year at Brandeis, where he earned his BS in Computer Science, BA in Linguistics and BA in Mathematics. He is an Associate Scientist at Raytheon BBN Technologies (even while completing his CL MS), and finds no greater satisfaction than working with natural language.
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James Shatalov-Stein
CL MS Student
James earned a BA in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in 2012 while also studying in the university's Program of Liberal Studies. Since then he has worked in language instruction and translation in Moscow. He comes to the Masters in CL program at Brandeis with enthusiasm for a return to science and eagerness to explore new ideas.
Vicky Steger
Vicky Steger
CL MS Student
Vicky earned her BS in Applied Mathematics with a focus in Computer Science and BA in Japanese from the University of Pittsburgh.  After graduation, she worked at a financial compliance and  data management software company for five years, where she was introduced to the field of Computational Linguistics.  She is looking forward to expanding her knowledge in the master's program at Brandeis University.
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Ayla Taylor
CL MS Student
Ayla received a BA in Linguistics from University of Pennsylvania in 2015. She is passionate about language and only recently discovered she is also interested in computer science. She is excited to be studying at Brandeis and hopes to someday be able to use computational linguistic technology to improve people's lives.