Biography & Research:
I am a post-doctoral researcher in neurolinguistics at the Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University. The aim of my research is to determine the effects of neurodegeneration in the speech and language of elderly patients with Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA), Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). I develop automatic diagnostic systems based on Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Learning, Acoustic Analysis, and neurophysiological assessments for the early diagnosis of these patients. Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher in Computational Linguistics at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and a researcher at Princeton University. My research interests include speech and language technology for dementia detection, Machine Learning, Artificial Neural Networks, and speech and language pathology.