Dr. Nazarré Merchant

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

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Naz Merchant received his Ph.D. in linguistics from Rutgers University. Prior to his doctoral work in linguistics he attended the University of Oregon receiving a M.Sc. in mathematics and a M.Sc. in computer science. His undergraduate degree is from Eckerd College. His research focuses on the learnability of natural language grammars with an emphasis on the learning of optimality theoretic grammars. This research is currently restricted to parts of phonological, morphological, and lexical learning. Besides his research, Naz has more than a passing interest in actuarial science, having spent a number of years working as an actuary. He also enjoys running and biking.

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