I'm a fifth year Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park. I'm also a member of the Computational Linguistics and Information Processing Lab and UMIACS. Along with my advisors, Jordan Boyd-Graber and Hal Daumé III, I work on problems that lie at the intersection of machine learning and natural language processing. My main research interest is in designing deep neural networks for both traditional NLP tasks (e.g., question answering, sentiment analysis) and new problems that involve understanding creative language.
I received a BS from the Department of Computer Science at Washington University in St. Louis under the guidance of Yixin Chen. I was a research intern at MetaMind in Spring 2015 and Microsoft Research in Summer 2016.