Hi! My name is Grace Lawley. I am a second-year PhD student in the Computer Science & Electrical Engineering (CSEE) program at the Center for Spoken Language Understanding (CSLU) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon.
I graduated from Lewis & Clark College in 2017 with a B.A. in Mathematics. My interests include discrete math, data science, computational linguistics, Rachmaninoff, pottery, and the programming languages Python & R.
My research involves developing computational methods to detect and quantify atypical word use in the language of children with autism. Currently, I am working on compiling a children’s speech corpus to use in my research. This endeavor has lead to me diving head first into the field of corpus linguistics, where I have been learning about the various methods for the compilation and normalization of spoken corpora.
Phd in Computer Science & Engineering, Expected June 2022
Oregon Health & Science University
BA in Mathematics, 2017
Lewis & Clark College