I am an engineer and researcher in text, machine learning and web systems. My background is in software engineering, mathematics and natural language processing, but I have broad interests in artificial intelligence, first and second language acquisition, information retrieval, agile web development and rationality.
My love of languages led to my research in user modelling for language learners, so as to provide learners of Japanese and Chinese with better tools to aid their study. I followed text mining applications to NICTA, where analysis of medical text corpora piqued my interest in machine reading and big data. I then joined the 99designs team in order to explore audiences of larger scale, and the rich data associated with customer interactions.
I like building systems for real use, and finding the structure and beauty in large data sets. These are the things which drive me to explore new and interesting projects.