About me

I develop computational models of natural language learning, understanding and generation in people and machines, and my research focuses on basic scientific problems related to these models. I am especially interested in modeling the rich diversity of linguistic phenomena across the world’s languages.

I am a Reader in the Institute for Language, Cognition, and Computation in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. My research group is part of the larger Edinburgh natural language processing group and we collaborate with many people in Edinburgh and more widely. I will be the co-director of the new Centre for Doctoral Training in Natural Language Processing, which will welcome its first students in September 2019. Currently I am co-director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Science.

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