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Alex Warstadt

Assistant Professor

Alex Warstadt received BAs in linguistics and music theory from Brown University and a PhD in linguistics from New York University. His research uses advances in Large Language Models to address basic scientific questions about the acquisition, processing, and structure of natural language. Among his contributions in this area are building CoLA and BLiMP, two of the most widely used benchmarks for measuring the grammatical ability of LLMs, and creating the BabyLM Challenge, a community competition to train data-efficient and developmentally plausible language models. His work in pragmatics applies theoretical, experimental, and computational approaches to topics such as relevance, discourse structure, and presupposition.