Past Team MembersPhDs (& dissertations), Postdocs, Post-bacs
Postdoc, National University of Singapore & University of Connecticut
After completing a BA in Linguistics and Economics, Nick worked in management consulting in the US and Singapore. Realizing that the true path to wealth and glory lies in linguistics, he joined our team in 2014. Nick’s PhD work dug deeply into so-called ‘escapable islands’ in syntax, and how they might be learned. He was involved in many other projects. He found evidence for tense marking in Mandarin. He discovered a Mandarin ‘missing noun illusion’. He put his linguistics and economics expertise to good use outside the university at the non-profit DC Immersion.
Assistant Professor, University of Chicago & Toyota Technological Institute
Allyson works at the intersection of computational linguistics and psycho/neurolinguistics. Allyson studied linguistics and psychology at Brandeis University before studying in Nanjing, China and managing a neurolinguistics lab. At Maryland she immersed herself in computational linguistics, and used that in the service of modeling human electrophysiological findings. She held an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and was co-advised by Philip Resnik. In Chicago she has appointments in both Linguistics and TTI.
Communications Strategist, Berlin
Lara joined our group following a BA in English and an MPhil in Linguistics at Oxford. At Maryland she worked on neurolinguistics and on language processing in children, in both areas finding ways to overcome well-known comprehension breakdowns. She developed strong interests in mentoring, and bringing science to a broader audience. She was one of the first coordinators of the PULSAR program for undergraduate language scientists, she led the 2017 Winter Storm workshop, and she did a science policy internship at the Helmholtz Society in Berlin. She currently is a strategist for Haus der Kommunikation in Berlin.
Postdoc, CSIRO, Sydney, Australia
Anton is from Chelyabinsk, Russia, and he trained in St Petersburg as a French-Russian interpreter, before getting hooked on cognitive science. While at Maryland Anton researched agreement processing, dug deeply into quantitative methods, and became our unofficial minstrel, his guitar always on hand at social gatherings. Anton’s current position with an Australian government research institute combines his expertise in language processing, computational linguistics, and data analytics.
Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts
Shota led us fearlessly into the world of language production, in order to tackle important architectural questions about production-comprehension relations. He also works on electrophysiology, he has advanced our understanding of how we anticipate upcoming words, and he has a knack for devising ingenious new tasks. Shota is from Japan, did his BA in Linguistics and Psychology at the U of Washington, and later expanded his language production repertoire in a postdoc at UCSD.
Research Scientist, NYU Abu Dhabi
Dustin is one of those people with a rare talent for languages: he’s bilingual in Spanish and English, but his true love is Bengali, which he somehow learned in high school in South Dakota. He combines his linguistic flair with analytical, experimental and computational skills that he uses to probe the nature of language diversity. He was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at UMD, and taught at NYU and Minnesota before taking his current position at NYU Abu Dhabi, where he work on psycho- and neurolinguistics.
Assistant Professor, University of Frankfurt
Assistant Professor, College of William and Mary
Research Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
Wing Yee Chow
Lecturer (tenure-track), Univ. College London
Associate Professor, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts
Akira Omaki (1980-2018)
Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Associate Professor, University of Maryland
Associate Professor, UC Santa Cruz
Senior Program Officer, National Academies of Science
Associate Professor, University of Connecticut
Associate Professor, Tsuda College, Tokyo
Associate Professor, University of Chicago
Associate Professor, Northwestern University
Research Scientist, University of Leiden
Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol
US Government Language Specialist
Professor, Sangji University, Korea
Natalie Chun-Chieh Hsu
Assistant Professor, National Tsinghua University, Taiwan
Associate Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Lab Manager 2013-2014
Lab Manager 2012-2013
Lab Manager 2011-2012
Lab Manager 2010-2011
Lab Manager 2009-2010
Lab Manager 2008-2009
Lab Manager 2005-2007
Lab Manager 2003-2004
Lab Manager 2003-2004
Lab Manager 2003-2004
Lab Manager 2002-2003
Lab Manager 2001-2002