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I am a sixth year graduate student in the School of Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. My advisor is Padhraic Smyth. My current research is on combining statistical models of text with collections of human knowledge called ontologies (e.g. Wikipedia categories) to perform a variety of tasks such as:

I earned a B.A. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Computer Science from Swarthmore College. After graduating, I taught both middle school and high school math - quite a challenging job! I then spent a year as a researcher working with Tzu-Yi Chen in the C.S. Dept. at Pomona College before heading off to graduate school.