I am a PhD student of the department of linguistics at Rutgers University. My name is Huteng Dai (xu˨˩.tʰəŋ˧˥.tai˥˨; or Dai Huteng 戴虎腾 in Chinese order. Fun fact: my name literally means ‘tigers soaring/jumping’).
My research interests center on phonology and its interfaces. I am also interested in computational linguistics, especially the works by Delaware school and the computational models in Optimality Theory and its variants. I am excited by laboratory phonology and phonetics which provide a fine-grained and dynamic perspective for my research. My recent projects focus on the nature of phonological gradience and the connection between formal language theory, information theory, and machine learning.
I am a member of Rutgers Computational Linguistics Lab, and currently a student organizer of MathLing and Rutgers Phonology and Phonetics Research Group. In 2018, I founded the Beijing P-side Group (BJPS) [Chinese Portal].