I am a Postdoctoral Investigator at the Allen Institute for AI (AI2) in the Semantic Scholar research group.

I work on KR and biomedical ontologies, text mining and NLP for biomedical and scientific text, open access, and meta-science. I completed my PhD in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education (BIME) at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. I also hold degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Physics from Johns Hopkins and MIT respectively.

I live on (in?) Capitol Hill in Seattle, WA. In my spare time, I enjoy cycling and hiking, foraging for mushrooms, playing go (weiqi), cooking, and working on miscellaneous projects. See photos from my latest exploits.


Mar 11, 2021: Our paper "Gender Trends in Computer Science Authorship" is out in the March issue of the Communications of the ACM. Our late-breaking work submission to CHI on the citation diversity of accessibility publications has also been accepted! You can find that here.

Feb 18, 2021: I was a presenter and panelist at the 1st GTM2021 Virtual Forum on "Fast-Track learning: Growing insights from text-mining COVID-19 data."

Jan 14, 2021: Our mixed methods survey paper on accessibility research has been accepted to CHI 2021. A preprint is available on arXiv.

Dec 7, 2020: Our survey paper of COVID-19 text mining resources is now out in Briefings in Bioinformatics (doi: 10.1093/bib/bbaa296)! Another paper on CORD-19 dataset biases (collaborative work with Microsoft Academic) is also now available online (doi: 10.3389/frma.2020.596624).

Nov 16, 2020: I'm attending EMNLP virtually, where my co-authors are presenting "Fact or Fiction: Verifying Scientific Claims" at the main conference and "MedICaT: A Dataset of Medical Images, Captions, and Textual References" at the Scholarly Document Processing workshop.

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