Aaron Mueller

Aaron Mueller


Second-year 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.

I work on improving language technologies—primarily machine translation and information extraction. My research interests include endangered/low-resource language varieties, machine translation, sociolinguistics, and pragmatics. 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

2019/11

Two papers to be presented at EMNLP!

2019/08

Paper presentation at MTSummit

2019/05

Joined BBN Technologies as an information extraction NLP intern

2019/01

Began social media research collaborations with Mark Dredze

2018/08

Started my PhD at Johns Hopkins

2018/05 – 2018/08

Joined UK's Institutional Research & Advanced Analytics team

2018/05

Obtained my B.S. in Linguistics and B.S. in Computer Science

2017/12 – 2018/01

Studied Québec French in Montréal and Québec City for the winter

2017/05 – 2017/08

Joined UMass Amherst's SLANG Lab for the summer


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, Southern