Openings

Positions Available in my Group

Postdocs

No current openings.

Graduate Students

Depending on funding outcomes, I may have an opening for one fully funded graduate student for Fall 2018. Overall strength of application matters more than specific research area, but I'm looking for someone with a track record of applying advanced machine learning techniques to language, particularly human-in-the-loop machine learning or computational social science.

Undergraduates

I'm interested in hosting undergraduates from leading institutions, but only if an introduction is made through a faculty member that I know and who can vouch for the student. I'm also only able to fund US citizens.

If you cannot make a connection through a faculty member I know, then I'm very sorry but I cannot host you. There's simply no way for me to vet all of the requests for internships that I get.

High School Students

I'm only interested in working with high school students in the DC area. They must: already know how to program in Python, have an existing, demonstrated interest in the areas that I work in, and be extremely motivated.

Once a student contacts me, I will assign a relatively trivial programming task to them that requires them to understand and modify an existing piece of code. This is a necessary prerequisite to working with me and has a one-week time limit. (Thus, do not contact me if you are not going to have any free time over the next few weeks.)

I know this seems like a lot of hassle, but I want to make sure that the students I work with are ready to get to work immediately. Funding is possible, but only after a one-month trial period.