Peer Learning Assistant, Linear Algebra, WPI. 2001-2002
Courses Prepared to Teach
Introduction to Linguistics (undergrad, graduate), introduction to Phonology (undergrad, graduate), Seminar in Categorical Perception and Phoneme Processing, Programming for the Social Scientist (undergrad, graduate)
Mentoring Experience Supervising 1 adult continuing student. MEG experimentation and analysis, 2010-2011
Supervising 1 undergraduate in Linguistics, MEG experimentation and analysis, 2010-2011
Work Experience (non-teaching)
Software Engineer, Avid Technology, Inc. Tewksbury, Ma. 2008
Founder and Director of Education, Wiz Tutoring, Inc. Providence, RI. 2007-2008
Software Automation Engineer, Incipient, Inc. Waltham, Ma 2006-2007
Manager and Software Automation Engineer, Sun Microsystems, Burlington, Ma 2005-2006
Software Engineer, Softscape, Inc. Wayland, Ma. 2004
Dirichlet Processes for bilingual development, with N. Feldman, 2011-2012
Bayesian models of phonetic category effects, with N. Feldman, 2011-2012
Arabic Sentiment Analysis, with P. Resnik, 2011-2012
Monolingual Translation and Crowdsourcing, with P. Resnik and B. Bederson, 2010-2012
Cross-language English-Russian priming with false cognates. With K. Gor. 2011
MEG Study of categorical perception in fricatives. With W. Idsardi, 2010-2012
Artificial languages and noun class learning. With J. Lidz, 2010-2011
NLP for Biological Knowledge Extraction. With R. Futrelle, 2006
Pattern Formation via Activator-Inhibitor systems in biological systems. With S. Weekes. 2000-2001
Statistical Modeling of the Digital Divide, With S. Selkow, 2000-2001
XMDV: Multivariate Data Visualization, with E. Rundensteiner, 2001
Publications Kronrod, Y., E. Coppess, & N. Feldman “A Unified Model of Categorical Effects in Consonant and Vowel Perception”. Proceedings of the 2012 meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.
Resnik, P., O. Buzek, Y. Kronrod, C. Hu, A. J. Quinn, & B. Bederson. Using Targeted Paraphrasing and Monolingual Crowdsourcing to Improve Translation. To appear in ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST). In Press
Hu, C., P. Resnik, Y Kronrod, & B. B. Bederson. Deploying MonoTrans Widgets in the Wild, to appear on CHI 2012, Sep 2011
Hu, C., P. Resnik, Y. Kronrod, V. Eidelman, O. Buzek, & B. B. Bederson. 2011. “The value of monolingual crowdsourcing in a real-world translation scenario: simulation using Haitian Creole emergency SMS messages.” In Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation (Edinburgh, Scotland, July 30 - 31, 2011). Association for Computational Linguistics, Stroudsburg, PA, 399-404.
Hu, C., B. B. Bederson, P. Resnik, and Y. Kronrod. 2011. “MonoTrans2: a new human computation system to support monolingual translation.” In Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 07 - 12, 2011). CHI '11. ACM, New York, NY, 1133-1136.
Kronrod, Y., P. Resnik, O. Buzek, C. Hu, A. Quinn, & B. B. Bederson. “Position Paper: Improving Translation via Targeted Paraphrasing.” American Machine Translation Association (AMTA) Workshop on Collaborative Translation. 2010
Resnik, P., O. Buzek, C. Hu, Y. Kronrod, A. Quinn, & B. B. Bederson. 2010. “Improving translation via targeted paraphrasing”. In Proceedings of the 2010 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 09 - 11, 2010). Association for Computational Linguistics, Stroudsburg, PA, 127-137.
Conference and Workshop Oral Presentations Kronrod, Y., E. Coppess, & N. Feldman. “A Unified Model of Categorical Effects in Consonant and Vowel Perception”. Talk to be given at the 2012 meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, August 2012
Kronrod, Y. “Sound Categories: A Parametric Approach” GRID. University of Maryland. April, 2012
Kronrod, Y. “Translating with Monolinguals: Crowdsourcing and Human Computation.” GRID. University of Maryland. April, 2011
Kronrod, Y. “Who Where Which Superiority Effect in Russian saw?” ECO5, Harvard University. March 2010.
Kronrod, Y. “Learning Noun Classes.” GRID. University of Maryland. April, 2010
Kronrod, Y. “Looking Ahead in Pattern Formation.” Mathfest National Conference. Madison, WI. 2001
Kronrod, Y. “Pattern Formation in Biological Systems.” New England Regional Conference of the MAA. Norwich University, VT. 2001.
Kronrod, Y. “Pseudo Random Number Generators.” Mathfest National Conference. Los Angeles, CA. 2000
Poster Presentations Kronrod, Y., C. Hu, O. Buzek, & A. Quinn. “Using Monolingual Crowds to Improve Translation”. AAAS. Washington DC. February 2010
Kronrod, Y., O. Buzek, C. Hu, A. Quinn, P. Resnik, & B. B. Bederson. “Using Crowdsourcing to Translate Without Bilinguals.” CrowdConf, San Francisco, CA. October 2010
Lago, S., Y. Kronrod, M. J. Scharinger, & W. J. Idsardi. “Categorical perception of [s] and [sh]? An MMN study.” Neurobiology of Language Conference. San Diego, CA. November, 2010
Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards, and Honors
Top presentation at Graduate Research Interaction Day (GRID) 2012. $400 Travel Award.
Purdue Machine Learning Summer School Scholarship Award ($600/2011)
IGERT NSF GRANT ??YK: fill in details here YK??
Winner, Student Poster Competition (Math, Technology, and Engineering)
2011 American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Conference
"Using Monolingual crowds to Improve Translation"
Salisbury Prize Award (2002)
Award for the most meritorious senior at the university. Established by Stephen Salisbury II, a WPI founder and the first president of the Board of Trustees. This is WPI’s most prestigious prize.
Barry M. Goldwater Scholar (2001-2002)
-details at http://www.wpi.edu/News/Releases/20001/goldwater.html
Provost MQP Award for Mathematics (2001)
Award given for the top senior thesis in disciplines studied at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Waldemar J. Trijzinsky Award (2001)
-details at http://www.wpi.edu/News/Releases/20012/trjitzinsky.html
Neil Sullivan award for Computer Science (2001)
Meritorious Winner, Mathematical Contest in Modeling (2001)
Mathematical Sciences Provost MQP Award (2001)
International MathFest Best presentation award (2001)
Richard V. Olson award for Mathematics (2000)
-details at http://www.wpi.edu/News/Releases/19990/olsonaward.html
International MathFest Best presentation award (2000)
Charles O. Thomas Scholar (1999)
Governor’s Honors in Mathematics (1998)
Rensselaer Medal for high achievement in Mathematics and Science (1998)
School Winner, American High School Matehmatics Exam (AHSME) (1998)
Inducted into National Honors Society (1996)
Cultural Ambassador to Heredia, Costa Rica (1996)
Academic Service Winter Storm Training Workshop Organizing Committee, IGERT @ UMD, 2012-2013
Graduate Student Government Linguistics Rep, UMD. 2011-2013
Association for Computational Linguistics
Fluent : English, Russian
Familiar: French, Portuguese, and ASL (American Sign Language)
Proficient in C, C++, Java, Visual Basic, Python
Familiar with Perl, Ruby, Prolog, Assembly (Pentium chip spec), Scheme
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Unix, DOS, Apple Mac OS
Software Packages: R Statistical package, Matlab, WEKA Machine Learning Toolkit
Additional: SQL Server and Queries
Software Developed Visual Experimental Display software in use by phonology/ASL researchers at the CNL at the University of Maryland (with Vladimir Kronrod)
Developed the Kronrod Java Audio Framework (codename Cranium) designed for experimentation. Used by several research teams at the University of Maryland, primarily for artificial language learning studies. (with Vladimir Kronrod)