I’m a fifth-year PhD student in linguistics, interested in phonology, phonetics, and historical linguistics. My main research interests lie in the intersection of theoretical phonology and theory of sound change: the "synchrony-diachrony interface". I’m currently working on four interrelated topics in this area: deriving typological observations from the theory of sound change using probabilistic tools, experimental testing of learnability of unnatural processes, developing a formal model of phonological typology that admits multiple factors influencing the typology, and the problem of unnatural gradience. My main interest in phonetics concerns vowel duration in various contexts: I’m currently running a project measuring vowel durations before ejective stops. As a historical linguist, I have primarily worked on Indo-European and Austronesian. In Indo-European, my main interests concern phonetic reconstruction, Vedic metric and accent system and the Slavic accent system; in Austronesian, I’ve conducted research on the peculiar syntactic voice/focus system.