Previously, I attended the University of Southern California (Fight On!!) where I received a B.S. in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. During my time at USC, I worked with Morteza Dehghani at the Morality and Language Lab (formerly the Computational Social Science Lab).
I specialize in culturally-aware multilingual NLP, analyzing how culture influences linguistic styles (emotion, politeness, etc.), creating explanation methods to derive cultural insight from black-box models, and mitigating Anglocentric bias in modern LMs. My research is supported by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
I am currently working on: (1) Analyzing how Twitter reflects the differences in individualism/collectivism across the United States and globally, and (2) Quantifying how translation fails to preserve components of linguistic style.
Outside of academia, I like to cook, run, and ask strangers if I can pet their dogs. Please reach out if you want to chat about my research, the NSF GRFP, or the PhD application process!
- [Nov 2023] 🎉 We won the Area Chair Award (Interpretability and Analysis of Models for NLP) at AACL!!
- [Oct 2023] 📝 Our paper - Comparing Styles across Languages - was accepted to EMNLP
- [Sep 2023] 📝 Our paper - Faithful Chain-of-Thought Reasoning - was accepted to AACL
- [Aug 2023] 📝 New preprint - Human-Centered Metrics for Dialog System Evaluation
- [Jul 2023] 🌎 I am attending the 9th International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2) in Copenhagen to present our work on Measuring Regional Variation in Culture Through Embedding-Based Lexica
- [Jul 2023] 🎉 We won best paper at WASSA!! A huge shoutout to my wonderful collaborators
- [Jul 2023] 🌎 I am attending ACL in Toronto to present our work on Anglocentric bias in LMs
- [May 2023] 📝 Our paper - Multilingual Language Models are not Multicultural: A Case Study in Emotion - was accepted to the 13th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment & Social Media Analysis (WASSA)
- [Mar 2023] 🎉 I am beyond honored to recieve the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
- [Feb 2023] 📝 Our paper - TopEx: Topic-based Explanations for Model Comparison - was accepted to the Tiny Papers track at ICLR
- [May 2022] 🌎 I am attending the 9th Mid-Atlantic Student Colloquium on Speech, Language and Learning (MASC-SLL) in Philadelphia to present our work towards a Computational Framework for Cross-Cultural Style Analyses