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Upcoming

16.-20.07.18: I will be attending ACL 2018 in Melbourne and presenting 3 papers. Let me know if you're around and would like to chat.

I am writing a book for Morgan & Claypool on cross-lingual learning, with Anders Søgaard, Ivan Vulić, and Manaal Faruqui.

Past

 2018

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 Insight@DCU: 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.

2017

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.

2016

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.

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