Bram Vandekerckhove, Ph.D. (2015-2016)
Bram Vandekerckhove's research interests include computational models of (psycho-) linguistic processes at the syntax-semantics interface, corpus linguistics, and distributional semantics. He graduated from the University of Antwerp in Belgium with a PhD in linguistics, under the supervision of Dominiek Sandra and Walter Daelemans. In his PhD research, he used neuro- and psycholinguistic data to train similarity-based models of semantic role plausibility and prenominal adjective order preferences. After graduation, he worked with Kate Nation, Stephen Pulman and Victoria Murphy at the University of Oxford to study the influence of experience with written language on the acquisition of lexical knowledge in reading development. During his time as a post-doc in the NeuroCognition Lab, from 2015-2016, Bram worked with Gina Kuperberg on ERP research into the nature of categorical abstraction during combinatory language processing. He then went on to become a data scientist at Eagle Genomics in Cambridge, UK.