Previously, I graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an MSc in Speech and Language Processing, and from City, University of London with a BSc in Psychology. I also worked as a speech recognition engineer, focusing on acoustic modelling, prior to starting my PhD (see my full CV here).
My current research focuses on bilingual language acquisition, from a reverse-engineering perspective. Briefly, it consists in constructing unsupervised models of cognitive behaviours, using the same input available to humans, as a way to draw hypotheses on the actual cognitive processes at stake. More information on this approach is described on the CoML team’swebsite.
I am a strong advocate for the importance of tying links between the Machine Learning and Psychology communities, as I believe both benefits from getting insights from the other.