Ryan Shosted has joined the Beckman Institute as a full-time faculty member in the Artificial Intelligence group.
Shosted is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics the University of Illinois. He earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of California at Berkeley in 2006 before coming to Illinois in 2007.
Shosted is an experimental phonologist with a focus on the ways that phonetic principles shape phonological, typological, and diachronic outcomes in language. His specialty is in the aerodynamics of speech, which studies the properties of air as it passes through the vocal tract. He has interests in a variety of languages, including Portuguese, Tigrinya, Q'anjob'al, and Georgian.