Grace Lawley

Computer Science & Engineering PhD Student

Oregon Health & Science University

Hi! I am a PhD student in the Computer Science & Engineering program at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon, USA.

My interests include computational linguistics, speech & language disorders, houseplants, and Rachmaninoff. My research involves developing computational methods to detect and quantify atypical word use in the language of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


  • Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing
  • Speech & Language Disorders
  • Discrete Math, Statistics
  • Data Science, Data Visualization
  • R, Python


  • Phd in Computer Science & Engineering, Expected June 2022

    Oregon Health & Science University

  • BA in Mathematics, 2017

    Lewis & Clark College


Investigation on Examiner "Um" and "Uh" Usage in ADOS-2 Sessions

Towards an automated method for quantifying pedantic language in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Pedantic Speech in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Difficulties with language is one of the core characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Clinicians have described a …

Math Meets Data

Figuring out how to put theory into practice is not always straightforward. Real world data, especially natural language data, can put …

A Sentiment Analysis of Child Language Acquisition Data

Join us for a night of four talks from students in OHSU’s Principles and Practice of Data Visualization, taught by Alison Hill, …

Recent Posts

Multidimensional Scaling with Food Emoji 🥘🦐🦑

What is Multidimensional Scaling? Multidimensional Scaling (MDS) is a dimensionality reduction technique that is useful for exploratory …

Kuczaj Corpus Sentiment Analysis, pt 2

A continuation of a sentiment analysis of child language acquisition data using the Kuczaj Corpus from the CHILDES database.

Kuczaj Corpus Sentiment Analysis, pt 1

A sentiment analysis of child language acquisition data using the Kuczaj Corpus from the CHILDES database that I did for my final …



Kuczaj Corpus Sentiment Analysis

Final project for CS 631 ‘Principles & Practice of Data Visualization’