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Aaron White

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics
  • Director of FACTS.lab

PhD, University of Maryland, 2015

511A Lattimore Hall
(585) 275-8053
Fax: (585) 275-8053

Office Hours: By appointment



Prof. Aaron White joined the Department of Linguistics in July 2017. He graduated with his PhD in Linguistics from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2015.  His dissertation, Information and Incrementality in Syntactic Bootstrapping, was advised by Valentine Hacquard and Jeffrey Lidz. Prior to coming to Rochester, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University’s Science of Learning Institute with affiliations in the Department of Cognitive Science and the Center for Language and Speech Processing. While at Hopkins, he worked on the JHU Decompositional Semantics Initiative (Decomp), led by Ben Van Durme and Kyle Rawlins, and he led the MegaAttitude Project with Kyle Rawlins.

Research Overview

Research Interests

  • Computational psycholinguistics
  • Syntactic and semantic theory
  • First language acquisition

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  • LING 224 / 424:  Introduction to Computational Linguistics
  • LING 268 / 468:  Computational Semantics
  • LING 281 / 481:  Statistical Computational Linguistics
  • LING 282 / 482:  Neural Computational Linguistics