Aaron Mueller

Aaron Mueller


PhD student in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University, affiliated with the Center for Language and Speech Processing.

Advisors: Mark Dredze and David Yarowsky.

Email: x@jhu.edu, where x=amueller

Welcome!

Hi, I'm Aaron! I help computers interact with natural human language.

My research focuses on improving language technologies. In particular, I work on multilingual natural language processing (NLP) applications; I believe NLP is more interesting when we work with more than just English. My research interests include multilingual machine translation (esp. neural machine translation), syntactic and morphological probing of neural language models and pre-trained models, and improving multilingual models through shared linguistic representations and better fine-tuning methods. Linguistically, I also enjoy syntax, morphology, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics—and especially the interface between them. I'm supported in my PhD studies by a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship.

I completed my B.S. in computer science and B.S. in linguistics at the University of Kentucky (UK), where I was a Gaines Fellow and Patterson Scholar. My thesis, which focused on neural machine translation for Canadian French, was advised by Ramakanth Kavuluru. Additional research at UK included predicting student grades with deep learning (advisors: Nathan Jacobs and Craig Rudick), diachronic corpus linguistic/sociolinguistic analyses of gender (advisor: Mark Richard Lauersdorf), and endangered language preservation—primarily San Juan Quiahije Chatino (advisors: Hilaria Cruz and Raphael Finkel).


News

2021/08

Presented a paper at ACL

2021/06

Presented a paper at NAACL

2021/06

Defended my thesis proposal! ABD!

2021/05

Joined Amazon as an applied scientist for the summer

2021/02

Invited talk at Google

2021/02

Invited talk at Mila

2020/07

Presented a paper at ACL

2020/05

Three papers accepted to LREC

2019/11

Two papers accepted to EMNLP

2019/08

Presented a paper at MTSummit


Interests & Hobbies

In my (these-days limited) free time, I enjoy:

  • Writing, playing, and producing music (guitar, bass, banjo, synthesizer)
  • Learning interesting language varieties:
  • Québec culture
  • Exploring big cities
  • Dancing — swing, vogue, contra
  • Cooking — Thai, French, German, Danish, Southern