I am Dota (Tianai Dong). I am a new PhD student at MPI for Psycholinguistics, where I am co-advised by Aslı Özyürek, Floris de Lange, and Stefan Frank. My research interests lie at the intersection of computation, cognition, and language. I am particularly interested in how people understand and produce language from multimodal data in response to naturalistic stimulation, and how these insights can be leveraged to build better artificial systems. I mainly use computational methods to study these questions, in conjunction with data and theories from linguistics, psychology, and neuroscience.