Projects

Natural Language Processing

My primary project is the Classical Language Toolkit (CLTK), a framework for natural language processing (NLP) for the languages of Ancient, Classical, and Medieval Eurasia. I am responsible for the project's oversight, as well as editing the libraries for Ancient Greek and Latin.

For the Pema Ts'al Orthographic System (for which I am the lead developer) I have customized fonts and a keyboard which introduce several new punctuation characters to Tibetan orthography, in order to aid beginners in reading the language.

Web development

I have built websites for a variety of clients, including a journalist, professors, doctors, non-profits, and a radio station (frontend and an audio-streaming backend). Some details are available in my resume.

Scholarship

While in academia, I published a few articles and wrote a dissertation. Of my publications, several of the more interesting are one on what comics have to offer the study of literature and a short piece on Etruscan medicine, which to my utter surprise took on a life of its own as a foundation for contemporary pharmaceutical research. My dissertation is a network-theoretical study of Julius Caesar's organization and leadership of the Roman army.

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About

I born and raised in Kirkland, Washington. I now reside in San Francisco, where I work as a Data Scientist specializing in NLP at Ernst & Young. My formal education was in Classics (BA, Reed College; PhD, NYU).