Aaron Steven White

What I do

I’m an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Rochester, with secondary appointments in the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and an affiliation with the Goergen Institute for Data Science. I’m also Director of the FACTS.lab at UR, and I co-lead the MegaAttitude Project and the Decompositional Semantic Initiative.

How to find me

Email aaron.white@rochester.edu
Github aaronstevenwhite
Twitter aaronsteven
Office 511A Lattimore Hall

Where I’ve been

Before joining the University of Rochester, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University’s Science of Learning Institute with affiliations in the Department of Cognitive Science and the Center for Language and Speech Processing from 2015 to 2017. While at Hopkins, I worked on the Decompositional Semantics Initiative, led by Ben Van Durme and Kyle Rawlins, and I led the MegaAttitude Project with Kyle Rawlins.

I received my PhD in Linguistics from the University of Maryland in 2015. My dissertation, Information and Incrementality in Syntactic Bootstrapping, was co-advised by Valentine Hacquard and Jeff Lidz. Before that, I received my BA in Linguistics from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2009, followed by a year in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland as a Baggett Fellow.