I am a second-year PhD student working at the University of Maryland’s Computational Linguistics and Information Processing lab, where I am advised by Philip Resnik. My research interests involve using interpretable unsupervised methods to study social and cultural phenomena as manifested in language.
Previously, I completed my master’s in computational statistics and machine learning at University College London, where my thesis advisors were Sebastian Riedel and Jeff Mitchell at the UCL NLP group. Before my return to academia, I was a Research Analyst at The Brattle Group in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where I built econometric models, developed a document retrieval platform, and did additional work that could be classified as data science. In a key project, I helped conduct research on New York City public housing for the U.S. Department of Justice; these efforts eventually led to a $2.2 billion settlement to improve conditions.
You can reach me at hoyle [at] umd [dot] edu.
|Jun 1, 2020||Starting a research internship at the Allen Institute for AI, working with Ana Marasović and Noah Smith.|
|Jul 29, 2019||Giving a talk at ACL on uncovering gendered wordsa (slides).|
|Jun 3, 2019||Giving a talk at NAACL on our paper which uses a VAE to combine disparately-scaled sentiment lexica (slides).|
|May 16, 2019||Happy to announce that I will be joining the University of Maryland as a PhD in computer science in the fall!|