I am a Young Investigator (postdoc) at the Allen Institute for AI on the Semantic Scholar team and an incoming assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, starting Fall 2024. I recently finished my PhD at the Paul G. Allen School for Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, advised by Katharina Reinecke and Noah Smith. I study ways to adapt language styles to different people and I build tools to make language adaptation automatic. I refer to this work as language as design because I see language as the ubiquitous interface we use to communicate and my work as finding new ways of designing language better for different people. The long term goal of my research is to improve our communication with one another and with technology.
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Paper Plain: Making Medical Research Papers Approachable to Healthcare Consumers with Natural Language ProcessingTOCHI, 2023
How Language Formality in Security and Privacy Interfaces Impacts Intended ComplianceCHI, 2023
Writing Strategies for Science Communication: Data and Computational AnalysisIn EMNLP, 2020
All That’s ‘Human’ Is Not Gold: Evaluating Human Evaluation of Generated TextIn ACL, 2021