Welcome Ascander!

by Erin McKean on June 7, 2012

We’re happy to welcome another addition to the Wordnik team — Ascander Dost!

Welcome Ascander!

Before joining Wordnik Ascander was a research software development engineer at Microsoft’s Bing, where he worked on data mining/machine learning projects. He joined Microsoft via their acquisition of Powerset, a semantic search engine company, where he worked on things like extracting semantic structure from web documents. He got a PhD in Linguistics at UC Santa Cruz, where he says that he “mostly avoided writing a dissertation, and occasionally worked on writing a dissertation.” Ascander is a Bay Area native and loves riding, wrenching on, and occasionally crashing motorcycles, reading strange novels, listening to loud music, and eating tasty food.

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