I am a first-year student in the Computer Science PhD program at Cornell University, based in New York City (at Cornell Tech). I completed a BS in Computer Science & Engineering with Honors at Ohio State University in May 2016.
My work is in natural language processing. I am specifically interested in semantics and pragmatics, e.g.:
- using discourse context to understand and disambiguate language use
- language grounding
- understanding the structure of language and communication by studying a wide variety of languages
- collaborative conversation
A Corpus of Natural Language for Visual Reasoning
Alane Suhr, Mike Lewis, James Yeh, and Yoav Artzi. In Proceedings of the Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2017.
Best Resource Paper at ACL 2017.
(supplementary material) (webpage)
Autumn 2016 (Cornell): Teaching Assistant for CS 4700, Foundations of Artificial Intelligence.
Spring 2016 (OSU): Grader for CSE 5525, Speech and Language Processing.
Autumn 2012-Spring 2014 (OSU): Instructor of the iOS development group in the Media, Marketing, and Communications scholars program.
- My name is pronounced /əˈleɪn suɹ/. In most cases, except at the onset of a syllable, I realize /l/ as a velar approximant (unlike [ɫ], it is non-alveolar), so something between [ʟ] and [ɰ]. This might be a Midwestern US thing.
- I am from Athens, OH.
- Some pictures. (warning: large file sizes)