JORDAN KODNER

PhD CANDIDATE IN COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

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

I am a PhD candidate (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 in the Speech, Language, and Multimedia group at Raytheon BBN Technologies.

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AND OTHER 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/High school tutor (West Philadelphia Tutoring Project)
2016-
Coding volunteer at Comegys Middle School (Moelis Access Science)
2014-2015
Middle school tutor (Tutoring Plus / Cambridge Housing Authority)

Mentoring

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

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