I'm area chair at ACL 2020, COLING 2020, and EMNLP 2020.
04.04.20: Two papers including On the Cross-lingual Transferability of Monolingual Representations accepted at ACL 2020 with Mikel Artetxe, Dani Yogatama, Gorka Labaka, and Eneko Agirre.
17.02.20: I gave a talk at the University of Cardiff's NLP group.
06.02.-07.02.20: I gave a talk at the University of Heidelberg's StatNLP group, at heidelberg.ai, and at the University of Darmstadt's UKP Lab.
21.11.19: I gave a talk at the Cambridge NLIP seminar series.
03.11.-07.11.19: I was publicity co-chair for EMNLP 2019.
03.11.-04.11.19: I was publication co-chair for CoNLL 2019.
25.10.19: We published a new paper on deep cross-lingual representations. The XQuAD dataset (a cross-lingual extension of SQuAD) is available here.
11.10.19: I co-organized the first annual European NLP Summit (EurNLP) in London.
25.-30.08.19: I attended and taught at the Deep Learning Indaba 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. I co-organized the NLP Session with Herman Kamper.
02.08.19: I co-organized the 4th Workshop on Representation Learning for NLP (RepL4NLP) at ACL 2019.
28.07.19: I co-organized the tutorial on Unsupervised Cross-lingual Representation Learning with Ivan Vulić and Anders Søgaard at ACL 2019.
06.07.19: I gave a keynote at spaCy IRL in Berlin.
14.06.19: I gave a talk at the ILCC seminar in Edinburgh.
10.06.19: I received a CogX award for Outstanding Contribution in AI – PhD thesis.
07.06.19: Our book Cross-lingual Word Embeddings with Anders Søgaard, Ivan Vulić, and Manaal Faruquiwas was published with Morgan & Claypool Publishers.
02.06.19: I co-organized a tutorial on Transfer Learning in NLP with Matthew Peters, Swabha Swayamdipta, and Thomas Wolf at NAACL-HLT 2019.
14.05.19: Our paper How to (Properly) Evaluate Cross-Lingual Word Embeddings: On Strong Baselines, Comparative Analyses, and Some Misconceptions was accepted to ACL 2019.
12.03.19: I gave a guest lecture in the NLP course at UCL on the Frontiers of Multi-task Learning.
04.03.19: I joined DeepMind in London as a research scientist in the Language team.
26.02.19: I successfully defended my thesis Neural Transfer Learning for Natural Language Processing.
27.01.-01.02.19: I attended AAAI 2019 and presented Latent Multi-task Architecture Learning and A Hierarchical Multi-task Approach for Learning Embeddings from Semantic Tasks.
31.12.18: This Week in Machine Learning & AI (TWiML&AI) interviewed me for an episode of their podcast, in which we discuss trends in NLP in 2018.
18.11.18: The New York Times covered our work on language modelling.
31.10.18: Two papers, Latent Multi-task Architecture Learning and A Hierarchical Multi-task Approach for Learning Embeddings from Semantic Tasks, have been accepted to AAAI 2019.
31.10.-04.11.18: I attended EMNLP 2018 and presented our paper A Discriminative Latent-Variable Model for Bilingual Lexicon Induction.
31.10.18: I gave a talk at the Belgium NLP meetup about transfer learning with language models.
29.10.18: This Week in Machine Learning & AI (TWiML&AI) interviewed me for an episode of their podcast.
14.10.18: Analytics Vidhya interviewed me for an episode of their DataHack Radio.
09.-14.09.18: I attended the Deep Learning Indaba 2018 in South Africa as a mentor. I organized the Session on Frontiers of Natural Language Processing with Herman Kamper. Slides of the session can be found here.
07.09.18: Wired covered our work on pretrained language models.
10.08.18: Our paper A Discriminative Latent-Variable Model for Bilingual Lexicon Induction with Ryan Cotterell, Yova Kementchedjhieva, and Anders Søgaard was accepted to EMNLP 2018.
27.07.18: Our paper Generalizing Procrustes Analysis for Better Bilingual Dictionary Induction with Yova Kementchedjhieva, Ryan Cotterell, and Anders Søgaard was accepted to CoNLL 2018.
16.-20.07.18: I attended ACL 2018 in Melbourne and presented 3 papers. Have a look at my publications page for links to the papers, the presentations, and the code. Here are my highlights.
01.-06.07.18: I attended NAACL 2018 in New Orleans and presented Multi-task Learning of Pairwise Sequence Classification Tasks Over Disparate Label Spaces and 360° Stance Detection. Here are my highlights.
05.06.18: I did an interview on cross-lingual word embeddings with Matt Gardner and Waleed Ammar from the NLP Highlights podcast.
21.05.18: I gave the academic keynote on Successes and Frontiers of Deep Learning at the [email protected]: Deep Learning Workshop in Dublin.
20.04.18: 3 papers accepted at ACL 2018! Strong Baselines for Neural Semi-supervised Learning under Domain Shift with Barbara Plank, Universal Language Model Fine-tuning for Text Classification with Jeremy Howard, and On the Limitations of Unsupervised Bilingual Dictionary Induction with Anders Søgaard and Ivan Vulić.
01.04.18: My paper 360° Stance Detection with John Glover, Afshin Mehrabani, and Parsa Ghaffari was accepted as a demonstration to NAACL 2018.
30.03.18: My paper A Survey Of Cross-lingual Word Embedding Models with Ivan Vulić and Anders Søgaard was accepted to the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research.
14.02.2018: My paper Multi-task Learning of Pairwise Sequence Classification Tasks Over Disparate Label Spaces with Isabelle Augenstein and Anders Søgaard was accepted as an oral presentation at NAACL 2018.
24.11.17: I gave a guest lecture on Optimization for Deep Learning in the Advanced Topics in Computational Intelligence course at the Dublin Institute for Technology.
08.11.17: My startup Aylien has raised €2m new funding.
13.10.17: I gave a talk on transfer learning for NLP at Cambridge, UK and was invited by Alex Kendall.
12.10.17: I gave a talk on transfer learning for NLP at The Alan Turing Institute and was invited by Pontus Stenetorp.
25.-27.09.17: I attended the second Google NLP Summit in Zurich.
07.-11.09.17: I attended EMNLP 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark and presented a poster. Here are my highlights.
01.07.17: My paper with Barbara Plank Learning to select data for transfer learning with Bayesian Optimization was accepted to EMNLP 2017.
31.05.17: I gave a talk on transfer learning for NLP at the Natural Language Processing Copenhagen meetup.
April - June '17: I was visiting the NLP group at the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen and was hosted by Anders Søgaard.
03.03.17: I gave a talk on transfer learning at Accenture, Dublin and was invited by Diarmuid Cahalane.
01.03.17: I gave a talk on transfer learning at LinkedIn, Dublin and was invited by Majid Yazdani.
13.12.16. I gave a talk on NIPS 2016 highlights at the NLP Dublin meetup.
05.-10.12.16: I attended NIPS 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. Here are my highlights.
01.-05.11.16: I attended EMNLP 2016 in Austin, Texas. Here are my highlights.
02.11.16: We've announced funded PhD and Master's opportunities at AYLIEN.
09.09.16: My paper Towards a continuous modeling of natural language domains has been accepted at the Uphill Battles in Language Processing workshop at EMNLP 2016.
24.08.16: I gave a talk on A Hierarchical Model of Reviews for Aspect-based Sentiment Analysis at the Insight SIG NLP meeting at NUIG.
11.-12.08.16: I attended the RepL4NLP and RepEval workshops at ACL 2016.
03.08.16: I gave a talk on Softmax Approximations for Learning Word Embeddings and Language Modeling at the NLP Dublin meetup.
29.07.16: My paper A Hierarchical Model of Reviews for Aspect-based Sentiment Analysis has been accepted to EMNLP 2016.
21.-28.07.16: I attended the 6th Lisbon Machine Learning School. Here are my highlights.
July '16: I started organizing the NLP Dublin meetup.
21.-24.03.16: I attended the 2nd Summer School on Integrating Vision and Language with a focus on Deep Learning in Malta.
February '16: Two papers accepted at the SemEval-2016 tasks 4, Twitter Sentiment Analysis and 5, Aspect-based Sentiment Analysis.