I got my first job as a software developer at Intel in 1994, and I continued working in software development for about a decade after that. In 2005, I left the industry for academia, where I worked as a theoretical linguist, earning my Ph.D. in 2011, and serving as a faculty member from 2012 to 2022 (most recently as a tenured Associate Professor of linguistics at the University of Maryland, from 2017 to 2022).

I have a Bachelors degree in Computer Science & Linguistics from Tel Aviv University (2004), a Masters degree in Linguistics from Tel Aviv University (2006), and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2011).