About Me

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences at the University at Buffalo, under the supervision of Dr. Brendan T. Johns. I received my M.S. in Computational Linguistics, M.A. in General Linguistics and B.A. in Psychology and Linguistics (Honors Track in Language and Cognition) from the University at Buffalo.

My current research focuses on obtaining a better understanding of how the amount and content of linguistic experience influences language representation and processing in healthy cognitive aging using computational modeling and behavioral experiments. I am also interested in using natural language processing techniques and cognitive modeling to develop automated assessment procedures for detecting language and memory disorders (e.g., Specific Language Impairment, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease).

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Qiu, M., & Johns, B. T. (2020). Semantic diversity in paired-associate learning: Further evidence for the information accumulation perspective of cognitive aging. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 27(1), 114-121.

Qiu, M., & Park, J. (2019). Artificial error generation with fluency filtering. In Proceedings of the fourteenth workshop on innovative use of NLP for building educational applications (pp. 87-91).

Qiu, M., Chen, X., Liu, M., Parvathala, K., Patil, A. & Park, J. (2019). Improving precision of grammatical error correction with a cheat sheet. In Proceedings of the fourteenth workshop on innovative use of NLP for building educational applications (pp. 240-245).

Conference Presentations and Posters

Qiu, M. (2020, November). Using natural language processing for language sample analysis. Proposal accepted at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, CA (Convention canceled).

Sun, S., & Qiu, M. (2020, November). Early production of animal vocabulary in Mandarin Chinese and American English. Proposal accepted at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, CA (Convention canceled).

Qiu, M., & Johns, B. T. (2018, November). Memory searching pathway underlying verb fluency. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston, MA.

Min, H., Guo, L., Higginbotham, D. J., & Qiu, M. (2018, November). How does writing medium influence the operation of writing processes and writing quality? Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston, MA.