JORDAN KODNER

COMPUTATIONAL LINGUIST at STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

email: jordan.kodner at-sign stonybrook edu
office: Dept. of Linguistics, Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) building, Floor 2

I am an assistant professor in the Stony Brook University Department of Linguistics and affiliate member of the Institute for Advanced Computational Science. My primary research revolves around computational approaches to child language acquisition and their broader implications. In particular,

In 2020, I received my PhD from the University of Pennsylvania Department of Linguistics, where I worked with Charles Yang and Mitch Marcus. My dissertation, Language Acquisition in the Past, investigated the relationship between child language acquisition and language change. I received a master's degree from the University of Pennsylania Department of Computer and Information Science in 2018. From 2013 through 2015, I was an Associate Scientist in the Speech, Language, and Multimedia group at Raytheon BBN Technologies where I worked on defense and medical-related projects. I interned with Amazon Alexa AI-Natural Language Understanding in summer 2020.

My other academic interests include (alphabetically): formal language theory, Indo-European historical linguistics, Latin language, general NLP, paleontology and cladistics, Roman history and culture, Shona language, Singlish/Singaporean English, software engineering, and writing systems.

FALL 2020 INFORMATION

Current Courses

LIN 655: Computational Approaches to Historical Linguistics Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-7:50p US Eastern Time online.

The official description:
The class will survey a wide range of computational approaches to problems in historical linguistics and language change. Each week will consist of discussion on a new topic: students will gain an understanding of the range of problems in historical linguistics and the strengths and weaknesses of existing treatments and will begin to consider how their individual computational expertise may be broad to bear on these problems in the future.

Office Hours

My office hours will be held on Zoom Tues/Thurs 1:30-3p US Eastern Time and by appointment. Please email me for the meeting ID.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS

Note: Proceedings published in the ACL conference and workshop anthologies (ACL, EMNLP, ComputEL, LREC, SCiL) are refereed and archival.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Contact for 2016-2019 DARPA LORELEI presentation materials

2020

2016


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