Data analyst and speech scientist specializing in quantitative and computational projects.Technical expertise in data visualization, statistical modeling, and application building. Domain expertise in linguistics, acoustics, cognitive science, and public-sector collective impact and advocacy work.
Senior data analyst, Ingenuity Inc. (November 2018 - present)
- Maintain database of the arts in 650 schools and 1400+ non-profit organizations
- Conduct analyses to guide district, city, and state-wide education policy
- Provide ad-hoc reports and data visualizations for non-profits and philanthropies
- Develop custom applications and dashboards to support data-driven decision-making
Lecturer, ViaX Education (August - December 2018, January 2020 - present)
- Develop and teach online research courses and tutorials for undergraduates
- Advise student projects and teach research, statistical, and programming skills
- Provide guidance on higher education admissions and conference presentations
Postdoctoral research associate and lecturer, Northwestern University
- Designed experiments and ran statistical analyses of linguistic data and corpora
- Implemented speech algorithms and processing pipelines for acoustic speech data
- Secured $500K in internal and national (NIH) grant funding to support research
- Taught linguistics courses and provided advising to 100+ cognitive science majors
Contracted linguist, various organizations
- Appen (2018): Created parses of text data to support the development of natural language understanding/generation systems in collaboration with large remote team
- Duolingo (2017): Developed test items of varying grammatical and lexical complexity for English language teaching program
- Powerset (2010): Annotated semantic features in corpora to support development of NLP-based search engine
EDUCATION AND SKILLS
Ph.D. in Linguistics , University of California, Berkeley (2015)
M.A. in Linguistics , University of California, Berkeley (2011)
B.A. in Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences , Wellesley College (2009)
Visiting student, National University of Ireland, Galway (2008)
Technical skills: R (including tidyverse, shiny, dbplyr, ggplot2, lme4, markdown), SQL, Praat, LaTeX, Python, Jupyter, MatLab
Analytic skills: Statistical modeling, data visualization, data app construction, acoustic speech analysis, neural data processing, phonetic transcription
Languages: English (native), Spanish (intermediate classroom), Finnish (beginning classroom), Garifuna (fieldwork)
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS
Cibelli, E. (2020). Articulatory and perceptual cues to non-native phoneme perception: Cross-modal training for early learners. Second Language Research. Second Language Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267658320921217
Sichlinger, L., Cibelli, E., Mittal, V., & Goldrick, M. (2019). Clinical correlates of aberrant conversational turn-taking in youth at clinical high-risk for psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 204, 419.
Goldrick, M., McClain, R., Cibelli, E., Adi, Y., Gustafson, E., Moers, C., & Keshet, J. (2018). The influence of lexical selection disruptions on articulation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 45(6), 1107-1141.
Adi, Y., Keshet, J., Cibelli, E., Gustafson, E., Clopper, C., and Goldrick, M. (2016). Automatic measurement of vowel duration via structured prediction. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 140 (6), 4517-4527.
Cibelli, E.*, Xu, Y.*, Austerweil, J., Griffiths, T., and Regier, T. (2016). The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis and probabilistic inference: Evidence from the domain of color. PLOS ONE, 11.7, e0158725.
SERVICE AND VOLUNTEER WORK
Review panel member, ArtsEdSearch (2019-20)
Volunteer, Lakeview Pantry (2018)
Volunteer data scientist, Chi Hack Night (2017)
Office manager, Berkeley Linguistics Society (2011)