I am a senior research scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Human Language Technology Center of Excellence (HLTCOE). I am also an assistant research professor in the Department of Computer Science and a member of the Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP). Previously, I was assistant professor at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (2012-2015) and research associate at NTT CS Labs (2009-2012).
My current collaborations include work with Ben Van Durme on semantics, as well as Philipp Koehn and Matt Post on machine translation. I am interested in the following research questions lately: (a) What are the most effective ways to represent words and sentences in a computational system, taking into consideration the effects of morphology, syntax, semantics, and discourse? (b) How to use these word/sentence representations to build robust text analytics under low-resource scenarios in many of the world's languages?