I’m a second year PhD student in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science at the University of Maryland. I’m housed in the Department of Linguistics and am advised by Dr. Naomi Feldman and Dr. Bill Idsardi.

Prior to coming to UMD, I worked as a lab assistant and graduate student with Dr. Dave Kleinschmidt in the Department of Psychology at Rutgers University.

My research focuses on computational modeling of speech perception and learning (and occasionally behavioral and neuroimaging experiments). For my first year research project, I am exploring a computational cognitive model of second language speech acquisition.

I’m joined at UMD by the other members of my linguistics cohort, Katherine Howitt, Jingyi Chen, London Dixon , Fëdor Golosov, Zulfiyya Aghakishiyeva.

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