As of April 2018 – I am Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. In my research, I focus on the analysis of speech and language from behavioral and tDCS interventions in participants with PPA and Alzheimer’s disease, and on the analysis of data from language, cognitive and quality of life evaluations using machine learning and natural language processing.
As a researcher at the Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, my aim is to identify important linguistic markers in persons with MCI and Alzheimer’s disease that can be used as complementary, early diagnostic, prognostic or screening tools (PI Dr. Dimitrios Kokkinakis). I focus on data from reading tasks, picture description tasks, and speech interaction, the latter continues my research program at the Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP, PI Prof. Emer. Shalom Lappin).
I am also interested in developing, evaluating, and improving natural language processing methods and tools---such as speech recognition and sentence segmentation---for automating the analysis of speech in populations with language impairment.