We design interfaces across all platforms (& planets)
My research interests include computational semantics and pragmatics, enabling computers to learn more subtle shades of meaning that are usually neglected in NLP systems, from the hidden layers of meaning in the lexicon to the meanings communicated through nonverbal means such as gesture.
I also love teaching the wonders of linguistics, and I’ve been teaching assistant at University of Colorado Boulder and University of Kentucky, as well as a Graduate Part Time Instructor (GPTI) at University of Colorado Boulder.
List of Projects I've been involved in as a Graduate Research Assistant:
Experience as a Data Science Intern in Jet/Walmart e-Commerce:
Topics I'd really like to work on some day:
Courses I've taught as a Teaching Assistant:
Courses I've taught as a Graduate Part-Time Instructor (GPTI):
I started college in 2001 as a Physics major in Tehran Polytechnic University. I worked for a few years, mainly as a translator. In 2007, I decided to get back to college, this time in English language and literature. I was admitted to University of Tehran, where I received my BA in 2011.
I started my MA in linguistic theory and typology at University of Kentucky in 2012. I attended LSA (Linguistic Society of America) Summer Institute in July 2013 at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). I defended my thesis titled "Pronominal Complex Predicates in Colloquial Persian" in August 2014, and moved to Boulder, Colorado to start my PhD in Computational Linguistics the same month. I have taken courses in linguistics, computer science, and cognitive science. I mix my passion for language with my passion for logic and math. I hope to push the boundaries of science and technology a bit, by focusing on natural language grounding in multimodal communication and how we can enable computers/robots to understand humans interacting with them in multiple modalities, particularly linguistic and visual. I'm currently pursuing a joint PhD in Linguistics and Cognitive Science, with specialty in Computational Linguistics.