I will soon be starting a new role as a Data Scientist at Plinth Analytics!
Background: In 2022, I earned my doctorate in Linguistics with a specialization in Cognitive Science from Northwestern, working with Dr. Matt Goldrick. My graduate work investigated how language learners use what they already know to help them learn sound patterns of a new language, through experiments with both human participants and deep learning models. I also analyzed survey data for social good in partnership with Bilingualism Matters Chicago and graduate student organizations at Northwestern. In 2020, I did a summer data science internship at Duolingo, where I worked with a cross-functional team to identify learning strategies employed by users and assess their effectiveness. Before graduate school, I was a front-end web developer/designer for UCLA’s Center for Tropical Research and Institute of the Environment & Sustainability.
Name: In English, my full name is pronounced [ni’kʰɔl ‘miɹə]; my last name rhymes with “lira.” It comes from Romanian, which is one of my two native languages, alongside English.
|May 24, 2023||I’ll soon be starting as a Data Scientist at Plinth, a small start-up consulting company specializing in real-world data! Grateful for the incredible support from mentors, friends, and loved ones that led to this opportunity 🙌 Excited for the future!|
|May 3, 2023||I’ve created a new Mastodon account|
|Feb 2, 2023||The analysis files from the speech experiments in my thesis are now publicly available on osf.io, along with audio recordings and transcriptions.|
|Nov 4, 2022||I successfully defended my thesis! 🎉 Many thanks to my advisor, Matt Goldrick; my committee members Ann Bradlow and Ken Paller; everyone who attended my dissertation defense; and all others who helped me along the way.|
|Aug 2, 2022||I’ll be discussing my thesis work at Psychonomics 2022! Come say hi in person at the 6pm Friday poster session, or check out the virtual presentation (available sometime after October 27).|
|Feb 15, 2023||Making a DIY RB-840 Response Pad for At-Home Experiments|
|Mar 11, 2020||Covid-19, comunitatea voastră, și voi — o perspectivă de data science|
|May 10, 2019||Intro to Git, for the Social Scientist|