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I am a sixth year Ph.D. student in the Johns Hopkins Computer Science department affiliated with the Center for Language and Speech Processing, where I am co-advised by Jason Eisner (@adveisner). I specialize in Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics and Machine Learning, focusing on deep learning and statistical approaches to phonology, morphology, linguistic typology and low-resource languages. I have won best paper awards at ACL 2017 and EACL 2017 after having twice runnered-up (EMNLP 2015, NAACL 2016). Previously, I was a visiting Ph.D. student at the Center for Information and Language Processing at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München supported by a Fulbright Fellowship and a DAAD Research Grant under the supervision of Hinrich Schütze. I am supported by a Facebook Fellowship and an NDSEG graduate fellowship. On a lighter note, I'm a big fan of the passive voice and I insist forewent is a valid inflection of forego. Outside of the university, I spend a lot of time reading modern German-language literature; Thomas Mann, Hermann Hesse and Max Frisch are favorites.