About

I am a second year PhD student in Computer Science at UMass Amherst advised by Mohit Iyyer and a member of UMass NLP.

I'm broadly interested in applying NLP methods to the literary texts.

Previously, I was an undergraduate at Rutgers University where I majored in Math, English, and Computer Science. Before transferring to Rutgers, I spent one semester at the University of Edinburgh. I've participated in 4 NSF REUs and done research in cool places like Hong Kong and the American Museum of Natural History in NYC.

My other interests include the color purple, skating, dogs (small huskies in particular), Kazuo Ishiguro, teaching/mentoring high school students, makeup/skincare, karaoke, and very specific Spotify playlists.

In my spare time, I assist historian David Greenberg with his current project, a biography of the late Congressman John Lewis.

Publications

RELiC:
Retrieving Evidence for Literary Claims

01

Katherine Thai, Yapei Chang, Kalpesh Krishna, and Mohit Iyyer

ACL 2022

ChapterBreak: A Challenge Dataset
for Long-Range Language Models

02

Simeng Sun, Katherine Thai, and Mohit Iyyer

NAACL 2022 (Short)

Teaching

I was a teaching assistant for CS685 Advanced Natural Language Processing (Fall 2021) at UMass Amherst.

As an undergraduate, I was a tutor/mentor for Rutgers University's Office for Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences (ODASIS). I taught weekly Saturday classes to 20+ high school juniors and seniors in Algebra, English Composition, and SAT prep.

During the summer of 2016, I was a teaching assistant for Upperline Code in New York City.