I’m a postdoctoral researcher at UC Davis.
My research investigates how individuals engage with voice-activated artificially intelligent (voice-AI) systems, such as Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri.
NSF Postdoc Fellowship
I am thrilled to be a PI for a two-year NSF-funded postdoctoral research fellowship with Dr. Georgia Zellou (Linguistics), Dr. Zhou Yu (Computer Science), and Katharine Graf Estes (Psychology) to explore human-voice AI interaction.
How do we adjust our speech toward Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant? Do we exhibit pro-social behavior toward these systems? How do we perceive human-like elements from these devices (e.g., emotion)? …read more!
Music & speech
How do sociolinguistic patterns of change come about across different parts of California? Across different age groups? … read more!
This year’s Picnic Day is going 100% digital in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, a small team of talented RAs (Patty Sandoval, Julian Rambob, Mia Gong, and Marlene Andrade) helped me create Virtual Booth videos! See the other Virtual Picnic Day events here!