Jeffrey Heinz's research lies at the intersection of theoretical and mathematical
linguistics, theoretical computer science, and computational learning theory, with
specializations in phonology, linguistic typology, and grammatical inference. His
work in these areas has appeared in the journals Science, Linguistic Inquiry, Theoretical
Computer Science, Topics in Cognitive Science, and Transactions of the Association
of Computational Linguistics, among others. The Linguistic Society of America recognized
Heinz with its 2017 Early Career Award for his "contributions leading to a new computational
science of inference and learning as applied to language."