About Me

I am a fourth year PhD student in the Linguistics Department at the University of California, San Diego. I study human sentence processing using both experimental and computational methods. My advisor is Roger Levy.

I grew up in Los Angeles, CA. I went to Harvard for college, where I majored in Mathematics. I also discovered my interest in linguistics and cognitive science while there, and did a minor in "Language, Mind, and Brain". Afterwards, I went to the University of Amsterdam for a Masters degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. While there, I worked with Rens Bod on cognitive models of language. I spent my last semester of the program at the University of Edinburgh, where I worked with Frank Keller and Mark Steedman on my Masters thesis, A Bottom-Up Parsing Model of Local Coherence Effects. I am now a PhD student at UCSD.

In my spare time, I love to swing dance.


Department of Linguistics
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0108

emily at ling ucsd edu

Office: AP&M 2351