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Maya Abtahian
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics; Undergraduate Advisor
Office: 514 Lattimore Hall
Phone: (585) 275-4258
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Research Interests
  • Sociolinguistics and language variation
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John H. Dessauer Professor of Computer Science; Professor of Linguistics; Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Office: 3011 Wegmans Hall
Phone: (585) 275-7263
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Research Interests
  • Natural language understanding
  • Discourse
  • Knowledge representation
  • Common-sense reasoning
  • Planning
Solveiga Armoskaite
Assistant Professor
Office: 510 Lattimore Hall
Phone: (585) 273-5218
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Research Interests
  • Syntax
  • Morphosyntax
  • Gender
  • Grammatical categories
  • Language documentation
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Professor; Director Center for Language Sciences
Office: 506 Lattimore
Phone: (585) 275-5907
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Research Interests
  • Syntax
  • Semantics
  • Pragmatics
  • Logic, Language, and Computation
  • Cognitive Science
Paul Audi
Associate Professor in Philosophy
Office: 522 Lattimore Hall
Phone: (585) 275-8108
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Research Interests
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Language

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Associate Director, Research Scientist
Rochester Data Science Consortium

Office: 1219 Wegmans Hall
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Research Interests
  • Computer vision
  • Image and video understanding
  • Machine and deep learning

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Greg Carlson
Professor Emeritus of Linguistics
Phone: (585) 275-5907
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Research Interests
  • Semantic Theory
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Discourse
Laurel Carney
Carney, Laurel
Professor Biomedical Engineering, Neurobiology and Anatomy
Office: 5-8513 MC
Phone: (585) 276-3948
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Sasha Eloi
Instructor, Linguistics
Office: 2161 Dewey Hall
Phone: (585) 275-3157
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Daniel Gildea
Professor of Computer Science
Office: 3019 Wegmans Hall
Phone: (585) 275-7230
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Research Interests
  • Statistical approaches to natural language processing
  • Machine translation
  • Language understanding
Nadine Grimm
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics; Director Language Documentation and Description Program
Office: 509 Lattimore Hall
Phone: (585) 273-2366
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Research Interests
  • Descriptive Linguistics
  • Language documentation and description
  • Fieldwork
  • African languages
  • Typology
  • Language contact
  • Language contact and change
Scott Grimm
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics; Director of Graduate Studies; Director of Quantitative Semantics Lab
Office: 512 Lattimore Hall
Phone: (585) 275-5136
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M. Ehsan Hoque
Asaro-Biggar ('92) Family Assistant Professor of Computer Science; Interim Director Goergen Institute for Data Science
Office: 3013 Wegmans Hall
Phone: (585) 275-1351
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Research Interests
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Interactive machine learning
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Assistive Technology
Thomas M. Howard
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Assistant Professor of Computer Science; Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Office: 732 Computer Studies Building
Phone: (585) 275-3755
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Research Interests
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Understanding

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T. Florian Jaeger
Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Computer Science
Office: 320 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 276-3611
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Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Office: 519 Lattimore Hall
Phone: (585) 275-5402
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Research Interests
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Language
Chigusa Kurumada
Assistant Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Office: 304 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-0760
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Marvin, Elizabeth West
Professor Music Theory and Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Office: 109 ESM
Phone: (585) 274-1076
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Joyce McDonough
Professor and Chair, Department of Linguistics
Office: 505 Lattimore Hall
Phone: (585) 275-2895
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Research Interests
  • Phonetics, phonology and morphology and their interfaces
  • Laboratory phonology
  • Dene (Athabaskan) linguistics
  • Neural coding of vowels (w Laurel Carney)

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Rajeev Raizada
Assistant Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Office: 314 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-8673
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Research Interests
  • Multivoxel pattern analysis of fMRI
  • Language, semantics
  • Structure of neural representations
  • Computational modeling
Jeff Runner
Dean of the College in Arts, Sciences and Engineering; Professor of Linguistics and Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Office: 317L Lattimore Hall
Phone: (585) 273-5000
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Research Interests
  • Experimental Syntax
  • Syntactic/Linguistic Theory
  • Binding Theory
  • Syntax Processing
  • Phrase Structure
  • Syntax/Semantics Interface

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Lenhart K. Schubert
Professor
Office: 3003 Wegmans Hall
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Research Interests
  • Language
  • Knowledge representation
  • Inference
  • Self-motivated planning
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Assistant Professor in Philosophy
Office: 524 Lattimore Hall
Phone: (585) 275-8145
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Research Interests
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Mathematics

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Michael Tanenhaus
Beverly Petterson Bishop and Charles W. Bishop Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Linguistics; Director Center for Language Sciences
Office: 319 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-5491
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Research Interests
  • psycholinguistics
  • language and reading comprehension
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Temperley, David
Associate Professor Music Theory
Office: 409 ESM - Annex
Phone: (585) 274-1557
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Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics
Office: 511A Lattimore Hall
Phone: (585) 275-8053
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Research Interests
  • computational psycholinguistics, syntactic and semantic theory, first language acquisition.