CV

Education

2011-08 to 2017-04: PhD, Cognitive Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2015-08 to 2016-08: Master of Science, Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2014: RefNet Summer School on Psychological and Computational Models of Language Production
2011-2013: Master of Arts, Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2006-08 to 2010-05: Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics and Psychology, with High Honors and Special Honors in Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin

Employment

[2018]: Visiting Researcher, HLP Lab, University of Rochester
[2017-09:]
: Postdoctoral Scholar, Ferreira Lab, University of California, Davis
[2014-10-:]:  Digital Content Associate Editor, Psychonomic Society
2016-06 to 2018-01: Data Scientist, Natural Language Processing, Stitch Fix Inc.
2012: Teaching Assistant, Cognitive Psychology Lab (PSY 331), University of Illinois
2010-2011: Research Assistant, Child Language Lab, University of Texas
2008-2011: Lab Coordinator, Cognition and Communication Lab, University of Texas

Publications and Proceedings

Jacobs, C. L., Dell, G. S., & Bannard, C. (2017). Phrase frequency effects in free recall: Evidence for redintegration. Journal of Memory and Language, 97C, 1-16. doi: 10.1016/j.jml.2017.07.003

Jacobs, C. L., Dell, G. S., Benjamin, A. S., & Bannard, C. (2016). Part and whole linguistic experience affect recognition memory for multiword sequences. Journal of Memory and Language, 87, 38-58. doi: 10.1016/j.jml.2015.11.001

Jacobs, C. L., Yiu, L. K., Watson, D. G., & Dell, G. S. (2015).  Why are repeated words produced with reduced durations? Evidence from inner speech and homophone production. Journal of Memory and Language, 84, 37-48. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2015.05.004

Dell, G.S., & Jacobs, C.L. (2015). Successful speaking: Cognitive mechanisms of adaptation in language production. In G. Hickok & S.L. Small (Eds.), The Neurobiology of Language (pp. 209-220). Elsevier.

Jacobs, C. L. (2015, June). Predictions for self-priming from incremental updating models unifying comprehension and production processes. Proceedings of Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics, NAACL-HLT 2015, Denver, CO. pp. 1-8.

Jacobs, C. L. & Dell, G. S. (2014). ‘hotdog’ not ‘hot’ ‘dog’: The phonological planning of compound words. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, 29, 512-523. doi: 10.1080/23273798.2014.892144

Submitted manuscripts (available upon request)

Jacobs, C. L. & Fleck, M. (submitted to EMNLP18). Compositionality in distributionally acquired phonemic category representations.

Jacobs, C. L.,
 Cho, S.-J., & Watson, D. G. (under revision in Cognitive Science). Self-priming in production: evidence for a hybrid model of syntactic priming.

Tippenhauer, N., Jacobs, C. L., & Watson, D. G. (under revision in Cognition). Different levels of linguistic representation affect different aspects of speech prosody.

Manuscripts in prep

Jacobs, C. L. & Ferreira, F. – Linguistic frequency predicts free recall but not real-world ordering preferences.

Jacobs, C. L., Loucks, T., Watson, D. G., & Dell, G. S. – Feedforward and feedback mechanisms trigger repetition reduction: Evidence from speech noise masking and whisper.

Hubbard, R. J., Rommers, J., Jacobs, C. L., & Federmeier, K. D. – Downstream behavioral and electrophysiological consequences of prediction on recognition memory.

Jacobs, C. L., Buxó-Lugo, A., & Watson, D. G. – The world is not enough to explain lengthening of phonological competitors.

Talks

Jacobs, C. L. (2018, November). What speech prosody can tell us about cognition. Symposium lead and panel discussion chair, Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Buxó-Lugo, A., Jacobs, C. L., & Watson, D. G. (2018, March). Hear no evil or speak no evil: Lengthening of phonological competitors. Oral presentation given at the 31st Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Davis, California. [slides]

Jacobs, C. L., (2018, March). Backademia: Making the transition to and from data science. Invited presentation given to the Goergen Institute for Data Science at the University of Rochester.

Jacobs, C. L., (2018, March). The world is not enough to explain lengthening of phonological competitors. Invited presentation given to the Human Language Processing Lab at the University of Rochester.

Jacobs, C. L. (2018, February). Back to academia: My experience in industry. Presentation given to the Perception, Cognition, and Cognitive Neuroscience Group at the University of California – Davis.

Jacobs, C. L. (2017, October). Imposing structure on unstructured text at Stitch Fix. Invited presentation given at the 3rd annual Crunch Data Analytics and Engineering Conference, Budapest, Hungary.

Jacobs, C. L. & Griffin, Z. M., (2010, December). When do mothers address their children by name? A corpus analysis. Talk presented at the Vocative! Workshop, Bamberg, Germany.

Miscellaneous Oral Presentations

Jacobs, C. L. (2018, May). Using distributional semantic approaches to identify phonotactic categories from phonetic transcriptions. Presentation given to the Stitch Fix Algorithms Research Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Jacobs, C. L. (2017, September).  Sound reasoning: How acoustic memories drive phonetic reduction. Presentation given to the Language Group at the University of California – Davis.

Jacobs, C. L. (2016, March). Keeping your thoughts to yourself: The role of inner speech in audience design. Invited presentation given at the Beckman Graduate Student Seminar.

Jacobs, C. L. (2016, March). The cognitive representations of compositional expressions: Evidence from recognition and recall. Presentation given at IU Cognitive Computing Lab meeting.

Jacobs, C. L. (2015, November). Constraints speakers place on repetition reduction and accenting. Invited presentation to the Linguistics Colloquium Seminar, University of Illinois.

Jacobs, C. L. (2015, October). Memory for words and phrases. Cognitive Brownbag Seminar.

Jacobs, C. L. (2015, September). Solving the sequential ordering problem in speech and skilled typing. Language Processing Brownbag Seminar.

Jacobs, C. L. (2014, November). What frequency effects in recognition memory tell us about phrases. Invited presentation given at Beckman Graduate Student Seminar.

Jacobs, C. L. (2014, October). What frequency effects in recognition memory tell us about phrases. Or: Is a handsome wizard still a wizard? Cognitive Brownbag Seminar.

Poster Presentations

Jacobs, C. L. & Ferreira, F. (2018, September). The relationship between conceptual and linguistic ordering biases. Poster to be presented at Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP). Berlin, Germany.

Tippenhauer, N., Jacobs, C. L., Watson, D. G. (2018, March). Production predictions: Word duration under two theories. Poster presented at the 31st Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Davis, California.

Jacobs, C. L. (2017, July). The role of domain in learning about referents. Presented at the Workshop for Women and Underrepresented Minorities in NLP. Vancouver, Canada.

Jacobs, C. L. & Dell, G. S. (2016, September). Experience with phrases stitches their words together during free recall. Poster presented at Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP). Bilbao, Spain.

Jacobs, C. L., Loucks, T. M. J., Watson, D. G., & Dell, G. S.  (2016, July). Testing the role of auditory feedback in repetition reduction. Poster presented at the International Workshop on Language Production, San Diego, California.

Jacobs, C. L. & Watson, D. G. (2016, March). The magnitude of syntactic self-priming and comprehension-to-production priming. Poster presented at the 29th annual meeting of the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Gainesville, FL.

Jacobs, C. L., Dell, G. S., Bannard, C., & Benjamin, A. S. (November, 2015). Frequent phrases are easier to recall, but not easier to recognize. Poster presented at the 56th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.

Jacobs, C. L., Yiu, L. K., Pinet, S. & Watson, D. G. (November, 2015). Differences in chaining mechanisms in speech production and sentence typing. Poster presented at the 56th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.

Hubbard, R. J., Rommers, J., Jacobs, C. L. & Federmeier, K. D. (2015, November). Electrophysiological predictors of successful memory during encoding of sentential information vary based on constraint and predictability. Poster presented at the 7th annual meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language. Chicago, IL.

Hubbard, R. J., Rommers, J., Jacobs, C. L. & Federmeier, K. D. (2015, October). Effects of expectedness and sentential constraint on memory for words: Behavioral and electrophysiological evidence. Poster presented at the 55th annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. Seattle, WA.

Jacobs, C. L., Watson, D. G. & Bock, J. K. (2015, March). Speakers do not self-prime. Poster presented at CUNY Conference on Sentence Processing, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Jacobs, C. L., Dell, G. S. & Benjamin, A. S. (2014, September). Words are less salient in phrases: Evidence from frequency effects in recognition memory. Poster presented at Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP). Edinburgh, Scotland.

Jacobs, C. L., Watson, D. G. & Dell, G. S. (2014, July). Why do we shorten repeated words? Evidence against the production priming account. Poster presented at the International Workshop on Language Production, Geneva, Switzerland.

Jacobs, C. L., Watson, D. G. & Dell, G. S. (2014, March). Reduction in duration depends on articulation, not simply facilitated processing. Poster presented at CUNY Conference on Sentence Processing. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Jacobs, C.L., Dell, G. S., Benjamin, A. S. & Bannard, C. (2013, November). Phrases don’t behave like words: Phrase frequency effects in recognition memory. Poster presented at the 54th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Jacobs, C. L., Ireland, M. E. & Watson, D. G. (2013, September). Speaking style shifts following verbal and nonverbal interaction. Poster presented at Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP). Marseille, France.

Jacobs, C.L., Dell, G. S., Benjamin, A. S. & Bannard, C. (2013, September). Are word sequences like words? The role of phrase frequency in recognition memory. Poster presented at Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP). Marseille, France.

Jacobs, C. L. & Dell, G. S., (2012, November). The production of hotdog is not the production of hot and then dog. Poster presented at the 53rd annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Minneapolis, MN.

Jacobs, C. L. & Dell, G. S., (2012, July). When is there no dog in hotdog? Form preparation in nominal compounds. Poster presented at the International Workshop on Language Production, New York, NY.

Teaching and Service

Teaching

S2018: Instructor of Record (PSC 132 Language and Cognition; University of California, Davis)
F2012 : Laboratory Teaching Assistant (PSYC 331 Experimental Methods in Cognitive Psychology; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Conference Reviewing

[2018:-] Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Data Science track
[2018:-] CUNY Sentence Processing Conference
[2016:-] Association for Computational Linguistics
[2016:-] Cognitive Science Society Conference

Journal Reviewing

[2016:-] Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
[2018:-] Cognition
[2018:-] Behavior Research Methods

Leadership and Volunteering

2018: Leading Psychonomic Society Symposium on Prosody and Cognition
[2018-]: Organizer, Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics
2017: Delta Analytics Data Science Fellow for Social Good
2015-2016: Supervisor of 20 undergraduate research assistants in Speech and Hearing Sciences
2014 : Co-organizer of the Machine Learning/Statistical Learning Reading Group for Psychology and Neuroscience

Awards

2015-2016:        Beckman Institute Graduate Research Fellowship
2015-2016:        National Science Foundation Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW)
2013:                  Best Poster Award (1 of 2 out of 180), Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing
2011-2016:         National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
2012:                  BALSSI/Summer Language Institute Graduate Scholarship
2009-2010:        Undergraduate Research Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin

Relevant Coursework

SP16 CS 546, Structured Prediction (Machine Learning in Natural Language Processing) – Final paper
SP16 CS 410, Text Information Systems – Final paper
F15 CS 565, Crowd Computing Methods for Human Computer Interaction – Final paper
F13 CS 446, Machine Learning – Final paper
SP13 PSYC 593, Connectionist Models in Psychology
F12 CS 498, Introduction to NLP
SP12 CS 598, Advanced NLP (Bayesian Methods) – Final paper
F11 PSYC 593, Multilevel Modeling for Psycholinguistics
SP11 LIN 392, Analyzing Linguistic Data