I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Linguistics at New York University, working with Alec Marantz, a principal investigator of MorphLab where I conduct behavioral/neural experiments. I used to serve as a departmental webmaster and an organizer of MorphBeer, a regular morphology reading group at NYU Linguistics.
My research interests are morphosyntax and psycholinguistics, with special focus on addressing theoretical questions experimentally. In particular, I investigate the underlying computational engine in the mind/brain to build word structures (morphology) and sentence structures (syntax) on the ground that morphology is syntactic in nature. In order to explicitly link theories and experiments, I use computational models to generate precise predictions about abstract structures behind surface strings.
Outside NYU, I studied psycholinguistics/language acquisition as a visiting student in the Department of Linguistics at University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2012-2013, working with Tom Roeper. During 2014 summer, I received an intensive training in genetics and neurobiology of language at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.