Summer 2009: Research and jobs

I decided not to go home to Charlottesville for the summer after the spring semester ended. Instead, I am staying up in Boston until school starts again in the fall.

I'm helping with a research project in NLP with a focus on biological research papers: Robert Futrelle's BioNLP. My task is to build a GUI to help the researchers sift through the output of the system. When they see a problem in how it is processing a text, they can go back to the core software to review and adjust the algorithms. (I'm getting a stipend for this project, which is great.)

As a side project I'm working with Olin Shivers on an optimized-parser generator in Scheme. We learned the basics of Scheme in the intro course, and I really enjoy the language.

As an additional income source I'm working as a proctor in the main CCIS computer lab, weekday mornings.

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