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Research interests

My primary research interest involves the development of computational models of human language acquisition. Computational modeling is an effective tool for studying human cognition: whereas linguistic and psychological theories often give a high level explanation for the experimental data, computational models provide a detailed account of the underlying mechanisms for the cognitive task at hand. Moreover, the behaviour of a model can be directly compared to that of humans through computational simulation.



Sep. 2011 - presentAssistant Professor, Department of Communication and Information Sciences, Tilburg University, Netherlands.

Aug. 2008 - Aug. 2011Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Computational Linguistics and Phonetics, Saarland University, Germany.


  • Research Workshop HAIT, Spring 2012
  • Lecture: Digital Collaboration, Spring 2012
  • Lecture: Cognitive Linguistics, Fall 2011
  • Research skills module: Methods of Analysis of Functional Document, Fall 2011


Current courses

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  • Computer Models
  • Computer Linguistics
  • Language Acquisition


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