Oliver Northrup

Hi. I’m an Analytical Linguist at Google and a graduate of the Linguistics PhD program at UC Santa Cruz. I live in Los Angeles, CA. You can reach me at oliver@northrup.me.


Since late 2014, my work has revolved around crowdsourcing and human computation. In academia my research was in formal semantics and pragmatics.


I enjoy playing music. I played percussion in school, and in Santa Cruz, I was the drummer in a rockabilly band. These days I dabble with bass guitar.

I tend to read a lot. Always looking for recommendations.

I play and run adventure games. Sometimes I write about them.