I’m Cassandra Jacobs. Currently I wear many hats — I am a data scientist working on super cool natural language processing problems at Stitch Fix, a regular contributor to the Psychonomic Society blog, where we talk about new papers coming out in the PS’s journals, and a visiting scholar working in the Ferreira Lab at UC Davis. I am a recent graduate of the Cognitive Psychology PhD program and, slightly further back, a graduate of the Computer Science MS program at the University of Illinois.
Every day I am reminded of how life is held-out data. My psycholinguistic research focuses on how recent experience with linguistic events affects how people represent linguistic events like familiar sequences of words, retrieve them during language production and predict them for comprehension. My work in natural language processing employs both speech processing and text analytics to learn the properties of objects for knowledge representation and identify useful concepts like multiword expressions.
When I’m not working, I enjoy backpacking, trying different dark beers, and practicing my French and Estonian.
If you have any questions or would like to request more information about any of the projects or the resources behind them, I like e-mail — jacobs dot cassandra dot email@example.com. I also have a Twitter @BayesForDays!