My name is Elijah Rippeth (he/him). I’m a first year PhD student at the University of Maryland in the Department of Computer Science. My work focuses broadly on natural language processing, but with a focus on multilingual NLP, cross-lingual transfer, and machine translation.
Prior to joining UMD, I worked at the MITRE Corporation as a Lead Computational Linguist in the Human Language Technology department within the AI and Autonomy Center where I worked primarily on research and development of translation technologies for professional translators. While at MITRE I completed my MS in Computational Linguistics at the University of Washington. Before that I worked as a software engineer working on DSP-related systems. Before that I studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Ohio University in beautiful Athens, Ohio.