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

As an avid crocheter, I'm currently interested in the ability of Large Language Models (LLMs) to do implicit 3-D modeling when provided with text-only instructions and descriptions for modular objects. Previously, I worked on applying NLP methods to the literary texts, machine translation + evaluation metrics, and detailed human evaluation + annotation collection.

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.


Exploring Document-Level Literary Machine Translation with Parallel Paragraphs from World Literature

Katherine Thai*, Marzena Karpinska*, Kalpesh Krishna, Moira Inghilleri,
John Wieting, and Mohit Iyyer

EMNLP 2022

Diagnosing Evaluation Metrics for Translation

Marzena Karpinska, Nishant Raj, Katherine Thai, Yixiao Song,
Ankita Gupta, and Mohit Iyyer

EMNLP 2022

Retrieving Evidence for Literary Claims

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

ACL 2022

ChapterBreak: A Challenge Dataset
for Long-Range Language Models

Simeng Sun, Katherine Thai, and Mohit Iyyer

NAACL 2022 (Short)


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.


I design and write patterns for crochet wearables. Patterns are available for purchase from my Etsy shop. To see my work, head to my Instagram.