Craig Thorburn

Research Summary

I am currently 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 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.

Papers And Presentations

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.


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

Office Hours: Monday 4-5pm, Tuesday 10-11am


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

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