Hello! I currently pursue a PhD at the University of Edinburgh, where I’m advised by Dr. Rico Sennrich and Dr. Ivan Titov. My research aims to explore and improve the extent of language understanding in neural machine translation.
Our work has demonstrated that NMT models rely on shallow heuristics when inferring the right sense of ambiguous words, and improved the ability of transformer models to represent lexical and contextual information. Related phenomena, such as co-reference resolution, discourse processing, and translation of figurative language are also among my varied research interests.
Recently, I completed an internship with the MOSAIC group at the Allen Institute of Artificial Intelligence, where I investigated commonsense reasoning abilities of state-of-the-art models of language.
In my spare time, I enjoy climbing, learning new things, and caring for my future orchard.
PhD Informatics, 2021
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
MSc Language Science & Technology, 2017
Saarland University, Germany
BA German Studies (Linguistics Focus)
University of Tübingen, Germany