Craig Thorburn

Research Summary

I am a PhD student in the Department Of Linguistics at the University Of Maryland in College Park and a member of the Computational Linguistics and Information Processing Lab (CLIP) in the Institute for Advanced Computing Studies (UMIACS). I am also a Language Science Fellow in the Maryland Language Science Center.

Before moving to Maryland, I received my Bachelor's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2018 with a double major in Linguistics and Brain and Cognitive Science.

My research interests lie at the intersection of Computational Cognitive Modeling, Phonology and Neuroscience, where I aim to use computational models to study how the brain processes speech.

Contact

1407D Marie Mount Hall, Regents Drive, College Park, MD 20770

craigtho [at] umd [dot] edu

craigtho [at] umiacs [dot] umd [dot] edu


Papers And Presentations

Thorburn C., Lau E., & Feldman N. H. (2020). "An evaluation framework for acoustic-phonetic models of speech processing." Presented at the Mid-Atlantic Student Colloquium on Speech, Language and Learning (MASC-SLL). Univeristy of Maryland, College Park, MD

Thorburn C., Feldman N. H., & Schatz T. (2019). "A quantitative model of the language familiarity effect in infancy." Presented at the 13th Northeast Computational Phonology Workshop (NECPhon). Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ [slides to come]

Thorburn,C., Feldman N. H., & Schatz T. (2019). "A quantitative model of the language familiarity effect in infancy." Proceedings of the Conference on Cognitive Computational Neuroscience. Berlin, Germany [paper] [poster]

Teaching

Current: LING321 Phonology I, Teaching Assistant. Instructor: Dr. Peggy Antonisse. Students can view the course website here.

Office Hours: Schedule an appointment here.

Previous:

LING200 Introductory Linguistics, Spring 2020, Teaching Assistant. Instructor: Dr. Tonia Bleam.

LING321 Phonology I, Fall 2019 Teaching Assistant. Instructor: Dr. Peggy Antonisse.