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I’m an assistant research professor at Johns Hopkins University and Director of Digital Humanities, with primary appointment in the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute. I also hold secondary appointments in the Department of Computer Science, where I’m affiliated with the Center for Language and Speech Processing, and the Human Language Technology Center of Excellence.

I focus on how machine learning, particularly deep neural architectures, can assist, inform, and guide scholarship in humanistic fields such as literature, history, and archaeology. You can see some of my research projects here (when it’s not under construction).

Before coming to Hopkins I was research faculty at Columbia University in the Center for Computational Learning Systems, and before that, a graduate student in the Computer Lab of the University of Cambridge, and a Gates Scholarship finalist. And to reach way back, I majored in Philosophy and Computer Science at the University of Chicago, after studying English literature for a year at the University of Richmond.

I’ve lived in Baltimore since Fall 2015.