I am an assistant professor in the College of Information & Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a member of UMass NLP. My research bridges machine learning and natural language processing with humanistic scholarship. My work focuses on understanding what computational models actually learn and how we can intentionally change what they learn.
A sample of research topics I am especially interested in at the moment:
- Intentional data modification for textual as well as visual models
- Studying how information is spatially encoded within learned embedding spaces
- Studying speculative fiction at scale
- Computational methods for archaeology
- Image analysis methods for digital humanities research
I am recruiting PhD students for Fall 2022!
If you are interested in the intersections of natural language processing and machine learning with the humanities and social sciences, please consider applying. Applications are due December 15th.