I am a Research Associate in Sebastian Riedel's UCL Machine Reading group and work in the general area of Statistical Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. My main research interests are knowledge base population, weakly supervised learning and structured prediction. I am currently investigating machine reading from scientific articles as part of a project funded by Elsevier.
Prior to joining UCL, I was a Research Associate in the Sheffield NLP group, a PhD Student in the University of Sheffield Computer Science department, a Research Assistant at AIFB, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and a Computational Linguistics undergraduate student at the Department of Computational Linguistics, Heidelberg University.
- December 2016: Invited talk on "Information Extraction meets Question Answering" at the second WDAqua R&D week in Athens
- November 2016: Invited talks on "Learning to Detect Stance and Represent Emojis" at South England NLP meetup and in Cambridge NLIP Seminar Series
- October 2016: emoji2vec paper wins best paper award at SocialNLP workshop!
- October 2016: Research visit and invited talk on Weakly Supervised Machine Reading in the CoAStaL group, Copenhagen
- September 2016: Tutorial on "Practical Machine Learning for Social Media Analysis" at the Bridges Summer School 2016
- September 2016: Paper "emoji2vec: Learning Emoji Representations from their Description" accepted at SocialNLP workshop at EMNLP 2016!
- September 2016: SemEval 2017 Task 10 ScienceIE training data now online!
- July 2016: 2 papers accepted at EMNLP 2016, on Stance Detection with Bidirectional Conditional Encoding and Numerically Grounded Language Models!
- June 2016: SemEval 2017 task proposal "Extracting Keyphrases and Relations from Scientific Publications" with Sebastian Riedel, Lakshmi Vikraman, Andrew McCallum and Mrinal Das accepted!