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M.A., Linguistics, University of Michigan

B.S., Computer Science, University of Chicago

B.A., Linguistics, University of Chicago

Mathew Jacqmin-Kramer

Software Developer

Why I Choose to Work at Academic Innovation

As a lifelong learner and educator, I was immediately drawn to CAI for its mission of expanding and improving education within both the Michigan community and beyond, and I am excited to be able to contribute my experience in software, teaching, and research to such a thoughtful and interdisciplinary team. I am especially interested in how technology can help to create sustainable engagement in the learning process, with a personal interest in gamified learning techniques and their applications to language pedagogy.

Current Roles/Previous Experience

In his current role at CAI, Mathew works as a software developer, focusing on the ECoach platform.

In his previous work as a researcher and graduate student, Mathew frequently worked with students and faculty to produce novel computational solutions to their research needs, including web-based experiments in HTML/CSS/Javascript and data processing pipelines in Python.

His own research focused on language change in multilingual environments. Outside of research and software, Mathew has been learning, performing, and teaching kumidaiko (Japanese drum ensemble) for over 10 years. He currently plays in various groups within the Great Lakes Taiko Center Collective, a non-profit organization supporting taiko performance and education in Southeastern Michigan.

Ask Me to Learn About

  • Taiko ensemble
  • Video game music composition
  • Coffee
  • Internet lore
  • Linguistic typology