Jordan Kodner

PhD Student in Computational Linguistics

University of Pennsylvania

email: jkodner at-sign sas upenn edu (contact for full CV)

I am a PhD student (entered 2015) in the University of Pennsylvania Department of Linguistics advised by Charles Yang and Mitch Marcus and a master's student in the Department of Computer and Information Science. My primary research revolves around computational approaches to child language acquisition. In particular,

From 2013 through 2015, I was an Associate Scientist at Raytheon BBN Technologies in the Speech, Language, and Multimedia group where I worked on DoD and proprietary NLP projects.

Selected Presentations and Proceedings

2018

2016

Contact for DARPA LORELEI presentation materials

Funding and Fellowships

2017-2021
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship
2016-2017
DARPA LORELEI (summers; PI: Mitch Marcus)
2015-2017
Benjamin Franklin Fellowship

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistantships

2017
LING 230 Sound Structure of Language (instructor: Rolf Noyer)
2016
LING 001 Introduction to Linguistics (instructor: Mark Liberman) (sample slides)
2012-2013
CIS 110 Introduction to Computer Programming (instructor: Benedict Brown)

Volunteering

2016-
Middle school tutor (West Philadelphia Tutoring Project)
2016-
Comegys Middle School computer programming (Moelis Access Science)
2014-2015
Middle school tutor (Tutoring Plus / Cambridge Housing Authority)

Advising

In summer 2017, I advised junior Deniz Beser on his project "Part of Speech Tagging for Low-Resource Languages." He won first place in the CIS department's Undergraduate Summer UnPoster Competition.

Department Service

Linguistics

2017-2018
Penn Working Papers in Linguistics (PWPL) Selected Papers from NWAV 46 Co-Editor
2016-2017
PLC41 Finance Committee Chairperson and Postermaker
2016, 2017
Prospective Student Liaison
2015-2016
PLC40 Finance Committee Member and Postermaker

CIS

2016-2017
Computational Linguistics and Lunch (CLunch) Organizer
2016
MASC-SLL Volunteer

There is one other person who shares my name. He does photography.

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