ABOUT

🦦 I’m a 2nd-year PhD student in Linguistics at Georgetown University, where I’m studying (Computational) Linguistics with the Department of Linguistics and a member of Computational Linguistics @ Georgetown (GUCL). I work on research with Amir Zeldes as a member of Corpling@GU and Nathan Schneider as a student affiliate of NERT. I obtained my M.S. in Computational Linguistics at Georgetown University in May 2019. Before coming to Georgetown, I majored in Linguistics at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA from 2015 to 2017, where I was a research assistant in Temple University’s Multilingual Research Group.

🦦 My research focuses on discourse-level linguistic phenomena such as discourse relations and relation signaling. In general, I am intersted in computational discourse modeling, linguistic annotation on discourse information, and pragmatics. In particular, I am interested in the generalizability of discourse parsing (cross-doamin discourse parsing) and the interpretability of the automatic discourse parses in Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST).

🦦 I have been a board member at Georgetown University Women Coders (guWeCode) since 2018 where I participate in organizing major events such as Coding Studio, Coding Week, and Internship Panel etc.; I also mentor students and co-teach Python for Beginners at the Coding Studio event.

🦦 Name in Chinese: 刘洋