Crow Spotlight: Welcome Three New Interns Across Three Universities

The Crow team is excited to continue to grow with the addition of new interns across three different institutions. Vivek Natarajan is an Undergraduate Research Assistant at Purdue University, Anuj Gupta is a Graduate Intern at the University of Arizona, and Faisa Aden is an Undergraduate Research Assistant at North Carolina State University. All three interns engage in a diverse array of degrees from English to Computer Science, and Crow looks forward to their involvement across all of our projects. Below, each new researcher shares their scholarly backgrounds and goals for their work as new Crowbirds.

Vivek Natarajan is a junior at Purdue University studying Computer Science with minors in Math and Linguistics. His current interests include Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. In addition to English, he also speaks Spanish, Hindi, Tamil and some Sanskrit and Telugu, due to living in India for six years. Here at Crow, Vivek will be working on de-identification, the development of the corpus and repository, and improving the tools we use for that important work.

Anuj Gupta is a graduate student at the University of Arizona in the Rhetoric, Composition & the Teaching of English program. He works at the intersection of composition studies, applied linguistics and digital humanities. Using computational & corpus approaches, he wishes to explore how media texts use emotions to rhetorically persuade the public. Through Crow, he is excited to learn text mining techniques and build resources that will enable students to experiment with these methods for their research. He is also looking forward to getting involved with publications and presentations about Constructive Distributed Work.

Faisa Aden

Faisa Aden is a Sophomore at NC State, studying Psychology and English with a concentration in Linguistics. In the future, she hopes to study abroad and either teach English as a Second Language, or work in the publishing industry as a technical writer or journalist. On campus, she is involved with Social Innovations Fellows, McNair Scholars, and University Scholars.

Outside of the Crow lab, all three of our accomplished interns explore unique hobbies. Vivek is an avid blouderer and likes trying to find the hardest possible way to climb up steep rock races outside. Anuj plays guitar, reads sci-fi novels, and passes his time thinking about stuff that happens in outer space. Faisa enjoys reading, watching Turkish IV shows, and spending time with her family. Congratulations to all three Crowbirds. Welcome to our team!