I'm a second year PhD student at the Rutgers Department of Linguistics.
My name is Huteng Dai (xu˨˩.tʰəŋ˧˥.tai˥˨; or Dai Huteng 戴虎腾
in Chinese order. Fun fact: my name literally means 'tiger is soaring/jumping'
I'm also affiliated to Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCs
My research interests center on phonology and its interfaces. I am also working on computational linguistics with formal language theory, information theory, and machine learning. My recent projects focus on phonological similarity, gradience, and non-local phonotactics.
I am a member of Rutgers Computational Linguistics Lab, and currently a student organizer of MathLing
and Rutgers Phonology and Phonetics Research Group (PhonX).
In 2018, I founded the Beijing P-side Group (BJPS) [Chinese Portal].
- Phonology and its interfaces, especially phonetics and morphology
- Computational linguistics, especially computational phonology
- Phonetics and Laboratory Phonology
- Phonological similarity
- Output-driven optimization-based theoreis/models: Maximum Entropy and Stochastic Harmonic Grammar
- Consonant harmony
- Tone and Prosody
- 2020 April, GLOW 43: Talk (with Wenyue Hua, Adam Jardine) "Grammatical Inference of Learning Underlying Representations and a Phonological Grammar".
- 2020 March, WCCFL 2020: Talk "Gradient similarity in Lezgian laryngeal harmony: representation & computation".
- 2020 March, WCCFL 2020: Poster with Wenyue Hua and Adam Jardine "A subregular approach to the problem of learning underlying representations".
- 2020 Feb, BLS Workshop 2020: Talk "Gradient similarity in Lezgian laryngeal harmony: representation & computation".
- 2020 Spring: Working on my first Qualifying Paper
"Learning non-local phonotactics with Maximum Likelihood Estimation", co-chaired by
Adam Jardine and Bruce Tesar.