University of Maryland
1401 Marie Mount Hall
College Park, MD 20740
Phone (508)410-0846

My name is Yakov Kronrod. I am a 4th year PhD student at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland. I work primarily on computational linguistics, focusing on questions of category acquisition, effects of categories on phonological perception, and investigating the availability of cues for learning via corpus analyses of primarily Russian data.

I have also done work on Machine Translation using monolingual speakers in a collaborative environment and some work on Sentiment Analysis in Arabic, and cross-language semantic, phonological, and false-cognate priming in L2 English Russian speakers.

I am originally from Moscow, Russia and have been living in the United States since 1989. I have lived up and down the East Coast (New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maryland), but feel most at home in the car on a highway somewhere far far away.

Current Distraction: Practicing my putting in disc golf and re-learning how to make time for open mic nights

Past Distractions:
Sept. 2012: 200-mile RAGNAR race across Maryland. Follow the action on twitter at: https://twitter.com/umdlingragnar