I joined the University of Arizona School of Information in August 2016, after three years as an assistant professor in Computer and Information Science at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University's Natural Language Processing group, Johns Hopkins University's Human Language Technology Center of Excellence, KULeuven's Language Intelligence and Information Retrieval group in Belgium, and the University of Colorado's Center for Language and Education Research.

My research interests include natural language processing and machine learning theory and applications, including modeling the language of time and timelines, clinical language processing, machine learning for information extraction, and language processing for personalized learning tools. There is a large community at the University of Arizona pursuing similar natural language processing research. Visit us at: http://nlp.arizona.edu/.

My ongoing funded projects include:

I currently have an opening for a postdoc in the area of semantics, information extraction, and/or clinical language processing: https://uacareers.com/postings/13994.