I'm a Research Scientist at Spotify. Currently, I work on building a better podcast recommendation experience. My previous work at Spotify has focused on how users engage with the platform through voice search. I worked with ML, HCI and engineering teams to develop systems and experiences that respond to (voice) searches that either don’t have an obviously right answer (“Play guacamole making music”) or have millions of potential right answers (“Play music”).
I have a PhD in Linguistics from MIT and am broadly interested in how to represent and understand language as a computational system. I'm particularly interested in the spaces where linguistics and computer science overlap, including questions about how humans and computers can use natural language to communicate with one another.
Data & Music
Your Spotify Discover Weekly playlist is gold. But, despite how personalized it feels, it’s not your best friend pouring hours into this hyper-curated mixtape. It's data science.