My name is Huteng Dai (xu˨˩.tʰəŋ˧˥.tai˥˨) or Dai Huteng 戴虎腾
in Chinese order [the meaning of my name
I'm a fifth-year PhD candidate at the Rutgers Department of Linguistics. I'm also affiliated with Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science, Rutgers Computational Linguistics Lab, and UCI Language Processing Group. I am currently a student organizer of Rutgers Phonology and Phonetics Research Group (PhonX).
As a computational phonologist, my research program synthesizes phonological theory and computational analysis to develop interpretable learning models that are not only mathematically grounded but also succeed with real-world data.
My recent projects investigate phonological acquisition from noisy input.
Theoretical and methodological:
| Computational Learning Theory
|Formal Language Theory
|| Psycholinguistic and Neurolinguistic methods
|Tone and prosody
- 2023 Spring, I will teach Introduction to Linguistic Theory for Rutgers Honors College.
- 2022 Nov. 4, Invited talk at MIT Exp/Comp group [link].
- 2022 Oct. 28, Invited talk at UCI QuantLang Lab.
- 2022 Oct. 21–23, I presented my third AMP talk at AMP 2022 @UCLA. [Slides][Code Demo][Photo]
- 2022 Sept. 22–25, Workshop on Model Theoretic Representations in Phonology: Talk. Huteng Dai. "Learning phonological constraints in the presence of exceptions".
- 2021 October 1–3, AMP 2021: Talk. Huteng Dai and Richard Futrell. "Learning Phonotactics in a Differentiable Framework of Subregular Languages" [Slides].
- 2021 August 5, ACL SIGMORPHON 2021: Talk. Huteng Dai and Richard Futrell. "Simple induction of (deterministic) probabilistic finite-state automata for phonotactics by stochastic gradient descent" [Paper].