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Naomi Feldman
1401 Marie Mount Hall
College Park, MD 20742
(301) 405-5800
nhf (at) umd (dot) edu
Postdoctoral position available

I'm an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics and the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Maryland with a focus in computational psycholinguistics. My research uses methods from statistics, machine learning, and automatic speech recognition to formalize questions about how people learn and represent the structure of their language. I have primarily applied these methods to studying speech representations, investigating how people learn about the sounds of their language robustly from limited data and how that knowledge affects their subsequent perception of sounds. I have also looked at the problem of statistical learning more generally, asking how language learners can identify and rely on the aspects of their input that are most useful for learning.

I'm affiliated with the Computational Linguistics and Information Processing Lab, the Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, and the Infant and Child Studies Consortium. I'm an active member of the university's interdisciplinary Language Science community. You can read about some current projects here and here.

I can advise students through the graduate programs in linguistics, neuroscience and cognitive science, and computer science. I'm not sure yet whether I'll be taking students this year.

I'm in a web comic! I play the role of "some girl" at Brown University.