Dr. Taraka Kasicheyanula
University of North Texas
(940) 565-4552


PhD, University of Gothenburg, 2015.
Major: Natural Language Processing
Degree Specialization: Computational Historical Linguistics
Dissertation Title: Studies in computational historical linguistics

Professional Memberships

Reviewer, Association for Computational Linguistics. (August 1, 2019 – Present).


Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
CSCE 6290, Advanced Topics in Human/Machine Intelligence, 1 course.
LING 2040, Endangered Languages, 1 course.
LING 5410, Computational Linguistics 1, 2 courses.
LING 5415, Computational Linguistics II, 1 course.

Teaching at Other Institutions

University of Tuebingen, Germany, Statistical Phylogenetics, Spring 2016.


Published Intellectual Contributions

Conference Proceeding
Aiken, B., Kelly, J., Palmer, A. M., Polat, S. O., Kasicheyanula, T., Nielsen, R. D. (2019). Sigmorphon 2019 Task 2 system description paper: Morphological analysis in context for many languages, with supervision from only a few. https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W19-4211.pdf
Kasicheyanula, T., List, J. (2019). An Automated Framework for Fast Cognate Detection and Bayesian Phylogenetic Inference in Computational Historical Linguistics. 11. Association for Computational Linguistics. https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/P19-1627.pdf

Presentations Given

Oral Presentation

Smith, A. (Author & Presenter), Kasicheyanula, T. (Author & Presenter), 11th annual DFW Metroplex Linguistics Conference, Bayesian phylogenetic analysis of Bornean languages, UNT, Denton, TX, United States of America. (20192019).


Kasicheyanula, T. (Author & Presenter), (Formal) Approaches to South Asian Languages 10 Use Enter or Space to activate links. Use appropriate arrow key to open or close submenus., A Bayesian investigation of the origin hypotheses of the Dravidian family, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America. (20202020).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Palmer, A. M., Kasicheyanula, T., "nVidia Accelerated Data Science GPU Grant," Sponsored by nVidia, International, $12000 Funded. (20192019).


University Service

Committee Member, Scholarship Committee. (September 1, 2019 – Present).