Faculty (hide)

Aaron Steven White
Aaron Steven White

Aaron is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Rochester, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Computer Science and an affiliation with the Goergen Institute for Data Science. He directs the FACTS.lab and co-leads the MegaAttitude Project and the Decompositional Semantic Initiative.



Graduate Researchers (hide)

Siddharth Vashishtha
Siddharth Vashishtha

Sid is a fourth-year PhD Student in Computer Science advised by Aaron White. His research work focuses on extracting event semantics from natural language text. His latest projects involve working on temporal reasoning in natural language inference systems and temporal relation extraction.
William Gantt
William Gantt

Will is a fourth-year PhD student in Computer Science advised by Aaron White. His research interests lie broadly in natural language understanding and information extraction, with a focus on document-level event understanding. Some of his recent projects along these lines include work on models for iterative template extraction, as well as resource development and modeling forevent structure. He has also worked on investigations of patterns in lexically-triggered belief and desire inferences across the English lexicon.
Hannah An
Hannah An

Hannah is a fourth-year PhD student in Computer Science co-advised by Aaron White and Len Schubert. Her research aims to enable computers to acquire lexical knowledge for better language understanding. Her current project involves collecting annotated data for verb phrase ellipsis and developing models for identifying and resolving the ellipses. She has also worked on investigating neg-raising inference triggers using a lexicon-scale dataset.
Benjamin Kane
Benjamin Kane

Ben is a fourth-year PhD student in Computer Science co-advised by Aaron White and Len Schubert. His current research involves creating natural language inference models predicting belief and desire inferences (including modeling annotator disagreement in natural language inference), and he is interested in future applications of these models in plan-based dialogue systems.
Stephanie N. Richter
Stephanie N. Richter

Stephanie is a second-year PhD student in Linguistics co-advised by Aaron White and Asia Pietraszko. Her current research is focused on statistical models of acceptability, prototypicality, and word sense.
Constanza Aceves Rodriguez
Constanza Aceves Rodriguez

Constanza is a second-year PhD student in Linguistics and Computer Science co-advised by Scott Grimm, Aaron White, and Nadine Grimm. Her current research focuses on cross-linguistic analysis of English and Spanish clause-embedding verbs.
Jack Valinsky
Jack Valinsky

Jack is a second-year MS student in Linguistics advised by Scott Grimm. His current research focuses on how lexical and syntactic features affect interpretability and acceptability of degraded environments.
Arsal Imtiaz
Arsal Imtiaz

Arsal is a second-year MS student in Computer Science. His current research focuses on building fully-featured web-based annotation tools for natural language processing.
Chandrashekar Nair
Chandrashekar Nair

Chandrashekar is a second-year MS student in Computer Science. His current research focuses on building fully-featured web-based annotation tools for natural language processing.



Undergraduate Researchers (hide)

Alexander Martin
Alexander Martin

Alex is a third-year undergraduate student in Computer Science. His research interests are in natural language understanding, information extraction, and question answering.
Pinxin Liu
Pinxin Liu

Pinxin is a second-year undergraduate student in Computer Science. His current research focuses on coreference resolution.
Jakob Dravk
Jakob Dravk

Jakob is a third-year undergraduate student in Linguistics. His research interests include referring expression generation and coreference.
Carina Giordano
Carina Giordano

Carina is a second-year undergraduate student in Linguistics. Her research interests include referring expression generation and coreference.



Alumni (hide)

Ellise Moon
Ellise Moon

Ellise is currently a fourth-year PhD student in Linguistics and Philosophy at the Umniversity of Rochester. Her current research focuses on countability and count-mass coercion. While in the FACTS.lab, her research focused on the temporal interpretation of nonfinite clause-embedding structures.
Venkata Govindarajan
Venkata Govindarajan

Venkat is currently a fourth-year PhD student in Linguistics at the University of Texas, Austin. While in the FACTS.lab, his research focused on the expression of generalizations in text.
Zhendong Liu
Zhendong Liu

Zhendong is currently a first-year PhD student in Linguistics at the University of Southern California. While in the FACTS.lab, his research focused on the nature of clause-embedding in Mandarin.
Weiwei Gu
Weiwei Gu

Weiwei is currently a first-year PhD student in Computer Science at Arizona State University. While in the FACTS.lab, his research focused on document-level information extraction and question answering.