I am a Computer Science Ph.D. student in the Center for Language and Speech Processing at Johns Hopkins University and advised by Benjamin Van Durme. I study the conceptualization of gender in computational linguistics/natural language processing, applying feminist and queer gender research to examine and try to reshape the dominant computational paradigm. I am also interested in artificial intelligence/machine learning ethics generally. I previously researched topic modeling, studying both applications and algorithms with a particular interest in the common assumptions and simplifications made in the academic literature. From the summer of 2011 through the summer of 2013 I worked at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where I applied natural language processing to social media and cyber data and implemented parallelized parameter search for task-driven dictionary learning. In 2011 I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Harvey Mudd College, where I concentrated on applied mathematics and statistics.

Selected Publications

Streaming Word Embeddings with the Space-Saving Algorithm
Chandler May, Kevin Duh, Benjamin Van Durme, and Ashwin Lall
(arXiv:1704.07463), 2017
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Social Bias in Elicited Natural Language Inference
Rachel Rudinger, Chandler May, and Benjamin Van Durme
Proceedings of the First ACL Workshop on Ethics in Natural Language Processing, 2017
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Analysis of Morphology in Topic Modeling
Chandler May, Ryan Cotterell, and Benjamin Van Durme
(arXiv:1608.03995), 2016
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Topic Identification and Discovery on Text and Speech
Chandler May, Francis Ferraro, Alan McCree, Jonathan Wintrode, Daniel Garcia-Romero, and Benjamin Van Durme
Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2015
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Particle Filter Rejuvenation and Latent Dirichlet Allocation
Chandler May, Alex Clemmer, and Benjamin Van Durme
Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2014
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Software

Code for specific research projects is listed above; here is a short list of software I’ve contributed to that isn’t directly associated with a research project.