elizabeth dot salesky at gmail.com

I am a PhD student at the Center for Language and Speech Processing at Johns Hopkins University. Generally, I am interested in speech translation, segmentation, low-resource language processing, and multilingual NLP.

Previously I was a Masters student at the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where I was advised by Alex Waibel, and often worked with Alan Black and the lab at KIT, which I was lucky to visit in summers. My research focused on different aspects of speech and text translation, including phoneme-informed models, learning segmentations online, and disfluency removal (new dataset here!).

Before grad school, I worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in the Human Language Technology group from 2012-2017, primarily on machine translation and language learning applications. I graduated from Dartmouth College in 2012, where I studied Math and Linguistics. My undergraduate thesis compared unsupervised segmentation methods on a set of unrelated languages with Ann Irvine.

When not at my computer, I like to learn languages, run long distances, and bike to ice cream.