Md. Arafat Sultan
Department of Computer Science and Institute of Cognitive Science
University of Colorado Boulder
arafat (dot) sultan (at) colorado (dot) edu
Hi, I am Arafat. I am a Computer and Cognitive Science PhD student at the University of Colorado Boulder, working with Associate Professor Tamara Sumner. I graduated from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh with a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering. I have also earned a Master's degree in Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder.
I am primarily interested in computational semantics and machine learning. I work on a set of semantics problems as well as their application in education. Although I have no research experience so far on this, I am really really really interested in understanding the human cognitive mechanisms underlying language comprehension and possible ways in which such mechanisms can be incorporated into computational models of semantics.
Identifying science concepts and student misconceptions in an interactive essay writing tutor. Steven Bethard, Ifeyinwa Okoye, Md. Arafat Sultan, Haojie Hang, James H. Martin, and Tamara Sumner. In Proceedings of the Seventh Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, 2012.
DLS@CU-CORE: A simple machine learning model of semantic Md. Arafat Sultan, Steven Bethard, and Tamara Sumner. In Proceedings of the Second Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM), 2013.