In short, I develop computational models of human language. In a bit more detail, my scientific interests include modelling natural language processing, understanding, and generation, how human languages interact with our visual perceptions and representations, and how these interact with and are grounded by the external world.
I am a post-doctoral research fellow in the Center for Data Science in New York University where I work with Kyunghyun Cho. I am also part of the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation in the University of Amsterdam, where I am affiliated to the Dialogue Modelling Group led by Raquel Fernández, where I collaborate with many outstanding researchers working at the intersection of language & vision. Before that I worked with Khalil Sima’an's group on how to integrate visual information into different natural language processing tasks.
Some broad research fields I consider myself a contributor to include machine learning and representation learning, computational linguistics, image processing, and graph neural networks.
You can find me in office 637, 60 5th Avenue, Manhattan.
Aug/2019 I joined the Management Committee of the Multi3Generation COST Action.
Jun/2019 I have joined Kyunghyun Cho’s group in New York University.
May/2019 Paper accepted at ACL 2019 where we formulated and evaluated a latent variable model for multi-modal machine translation (pre-print available here and code coming soon).
Mar/2019 I have joined Raquel Fernández’s group in the University of Amsterdam.
Feb/2019 I have received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship! I will be visiting the New York University Centre for Data Science, Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research in Paris, just to return to the University of Amsterdam! My project is called IMAGINE: Improving lAnguage Generation wIth world kNowledgE and more information is available here.
Jun/2018 I gave two lectures at the Summer School in Translation Technologies organised by the Faculty of Arts in Universidade do Porto. The lectures were on statistical and neural machine translation.
Mar/2018 I have joined Khalil Sima’an’s group in the University of Amsterdam!
Oct/2017 Best Long Paper Award at INLG 2017 in a collaboration with Thiago Castro Ferreira, Sander Wubben and Emiel Krahmer with paper Linguistic realisation as machine translation: Comparing different MT models for AMR-to-text generation.