Ph.D. 2007, University of California, Los Angeles
Jeffrey Heinz's research lies at the intersection of theoretical and mathematical linguistics, theoretical computer science, and computational learning theory, with specializations in phonology, linguistic typology, and grammatical inference. His work in these areas has appeared in the journals Science, Linguistic Inquiry, Phonology, Theoretical Computer Science, Topics in Cognitive Science, and Transactions of the Association of Computational Linguistics, among others. He also has co-authored a book on grammatical inference for computational linguists, edited two books, and guest-edited special issues of the journals Machine Learning and Phonology. The Linguistic Society of America recognized Heinz with its 2017 Early Career Award for his "contributions leading to a new computational science of inference and learning as applied to language."
Heinz completed his PhD in Linguistics at UCLA in 2007. From 2007 through 2017, he was a member of the faculty in the Linguistics and Cognitive Science department at the University of Delaware. Since 2010, he held a joint appointment in the Computer and Information Sciences department there. In Fall 2017, he begins a joint appointment at Stony Brook University in the Department of Linguistics and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science.