Department of Linguistics, Rutgers University
18 Seminary Pl, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1184, USA
huteng.dai[at]rutgers.edu

Huteng's thinking

I'm Huteng Dai (xu˨˩tʰəŋ˧˥ tai˥˨ 戴虎腾; meaning). I am a computational linguist and theoretical phonologist. My research focuses on understanding how humans learn sound patterns from noisy, real-world data. I build interpretable models of phonological learning that are not only mathematically well-defined but also succeed on real-world corpora.

Currently completing my PhD at Rutgers Department of Linguistics, I'm affiliated with Center for Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics Lab, and UCI Language Processing Group.

Research interests

(with links to introductory materials and resources)
Theoretical and methodological:
  • Acquisition
  • Formal Language Theory
  • Grammar-lexicon interface
  • Machine Learning (especially Anomaly Detection)
  • Psycholinguistic methods
  • Information Theory
  • Empirical:
  • Child-directed speech
  • Harmony
  • Morphophonology
  • Tone and prosody
  • Low-resource corpora
  • Turkic and East Asian languages
  • Recent activities:

    Resources: