Ethan A. Chi

Hello! I'm a MS/BS/BA candidate at Stanford University studying Computer Science and Music.

In my research, I study NLP: the science of making computers understand and work with human language (papers in understanding large multilingual language models and more efficient speech recognition). Generally speaking, I'm interested in making models more accessible and interpretable in the real world. I am also part of the AI for Healthcare Bootcamp in the Stanford ML Group.

Outside of research, I'm a pianist, organist, and violinist with significant concert experience. I also design fun linguistics puzzles in my spare time.

News: Read my blog post on visualizing multilingual language models!





I'm a pianist, organist, and violinist! Currently, I study piano with Dr. Frederick Weldy and organ with Dr. Robert Huw Morgan. I also enjoy playing violin in the Stanford Symphony, where I serve as Co-Vice President. For more of my recent performances, check out my YouTube channel.


Here are some projects and other fun things I've worked on that I've really enjoyed!

North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad

I enjoy working with NACLO to design linguistics puzzles for high school students which draw on current linguistic and computational linguistic research. Here's one of my favorite problems!

In high school, I was a double silver medalist at the International Linguistics Olympiad. Currently, I help coach the American IOL team.

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