[computer scientist, language enthusiast, puzzle addict]

[website still under construction, some files are missing]

about ▽

I am a second year PhD candidate at JHU's Center for Language and Speech Processing. I'm interested in noisy/web data, conversations, and machine learning.

I also enjoy writing and solving puzzles, biking, and playing (board, video, and social deduction) games.

email: paxia@cs.jhu.edu
github: pitrack


publications ▽



projects ▽

In roughly reverse chronological order. Note that some projects were hacked together within a couple of days, while others over the course of a year.

This list needs to be updated as it only includes projects from 2016.


- (2016) a simple word vector implementation of a codenames game AI

this website

- (current) a from-scratch attempt to construct something in CSS/HTML

Translating into Morphologically Rich Languages

(Senior Honors Thesis) - (2016) learning morphology with LSTMs + context


(15-418 final project) - (2016) monte carlo tree search solver for pathery (github)

Character Relationships in Literary Text

(Independent study) - (2015) collected annotations and tried to learn relationships between fictional characters.

puzzles ▽

I write puzzles (e.g. for PuzzlehuntCMU) and participate in MIT Mystery hunt and other hunts near me. This is an incomplete list. A complete list, along with solutions and notes, might be found here.

For now, I haven't uploaded them to this website, but one day I'll do it.



Chromesthesia* Solution
NotLikeThis* Solution
The Rarest Cards* Solution
The Tower* Solution
Museum of Wikipedia* Solution
Microscopic Monsters* Solution
Seems Secure* Solution

memories ▽

I like taking pictures that have contain a unique sight or tell an interesting story. One day I'll stop uploading them to Facebook and they may appear here instead. The pictures are meant to be mediocre vignettes. If you are my friend on Facebook, you should check out my albums Seattle XIV (2014) and Yoshi's Story (2017). The 100+ photos from 2016-presnt are now desktop background images and I'm too lazy to curate them into a single album. You might be able to see them when you walk past my desk!