I’m Cassandra Jacobs. Currently, I am an affiliated researcher of the Ferreira Lab at UC Davis investigating the intersection between language, learning, and computation. I received my PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Illinois as well as my MS in Computer Science. I am a regular contributor to the Psychonomic Society blog, where we discuss new articles coming out in the PS’s journals. In a past life, I was a data scientist doing natural language processing at Stitch Fix.
My research focuses on the intersection between memory and language processing, especially how linguistic experience (language statistics, recent productions, comprehension) influences language production. My work in NLP aims to learn cognitively plausible (vector) representations of word forms, word meanings, and word meanings in context.
Outside my research interests and as a former data scientist in industry, I care a lot about building and maintaining bridges between academic research and industry communities, and am passionate about mentoring graduate students with their academic and non-academic career decisions.
If you have any questions or would like to request more information about any of the projects I am working on or the resources behind them, I like e-mail — firstname.lastname@example.org. I tweet at @BayesForDays. You can also check out materials and posters on my github and at OSF!