Nikolai Vogler

Computer Science and Engineering
UC San Diego

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Hello! I am a graduate student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of California, San Diego, where I am advised by Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick in the Berg Lab.

Previously, I received a research Master's degree at the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where I was advised by Graham Neubig in the NeuLab.

Prior to CMU, I received my Bachelor's degree at UC Irvine (zot zot!), where I was a member of the Computation of Language Laboratory (CoLaLab).


My research focuses on natural language processing and machine learning, particularly digital humanities. Currently, I am interested in NLP for historical documents, such as early modern books and manuscript collections, which offer a wealth of information about human history, but can be challenging for modern, data-hungry neural NLP models. For instance, movable type printing press-era books and scribal manuscripts are subject to sources of variation not found in recently printed books or digitized internet text. By collaborating with humanities scholars, we try to understand the complex data generating processes and develop novel NLP models with proper inductive biases for the digital humanities.

At CMU, I worked on machine translation with applications to assistive technology for simultaneous interpreters. A couple years earlier, I contributed to a project on multimodal analysis of Parkinson's disease at the Third Frederick Jelinek Memorial Workshop at JHU.

My research is supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.


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