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Co-founder of People Pattern and Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin. I am also affiliated with UT's Department of Computer Science and the Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation.

My primary specialization is computational linguistics and my core research interests are formal and computational models of syntax, probabilistic models of both syntax and discourse structure, and machine learning for natural language tasks in general. For more information, see my cv.

Check out the UT Austin Computational Linguistics Lab to find out more about computational linguistics at UT Austin. 

For Fall 2013, I'm on leave from UT Austin. To find out what I'm up to, follow me on Twitter and check out my blog.