Short bios of the instructors


Professor R. Harald Baayen is a Professor of Quantitative Linguistics at the University of Tübingen. He is one of the most influential and innovative researchers in the field of lexical statistics and quantitative linguistics.  He is a pioneer of quantitative research in corpus linguistics and psycholinguistics using advanced statistical modeling (mixed-effects models, generalized additive modeling), and has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of human speech and the role of the memory in language processing. His current research focuses on computational modeling of language processing using naive discrimination learning. In 2017, he received the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant for his WIDE project (“Wide Incremental learning with Discrimination nEtworks”).  

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Dr. Yu-Ying Chuang is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Tübingen. Her research centers on the exploration and analyses of linguistic phenomena in the production and comprehension of different languages. Currently she is working on the modeling of lexical processing with the approach of discriminative learning. She is also interested in phonetic variation arising from various linguistic and social contexts in speech production and perception.

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