I am a Ph.D. student of Computer Science at Georgetown University. My advisor is Prof. Nathan Schneider.
Having a background in Computational Linguistics, I want to combine methods from Computer Science, Mathematical Logic and Linguistics, in order to explore how human language works and how this can be formalized efficiently. More specifically, I am interested in theories of formal and distributional semantics, knowledge representation, and artificial intelligence.
I am also interested in NLP for Hebrew and Arabic, as well as (not necessarily computational) studies of Sumerian, Akkadian, and Hittite, which were -- not incidentally -- all written with cuneiform script, one of the earliest known writing systems.
I received a Bachelor of Science in Computational Linguistics from Saarland University, Germany, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Manfred Pinkal and Dr. Stefan Thater. The topic of my thesis project was "POS-Tagging of Internet Texts Using Information about Distributional Similarity".