I’m Cassandra Jacobs. 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. I write blog posts about recent research published in Psychonomic Society journals and work as a data scientist on super cool natural language processing and “why did Amazon suggest I buy another toaster?” problems at Stitch Fix.

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 I also have a Twitter @BayesForDays!