Ivan Vulic
Ivan Vulić is a Senior Research Associate in the Language Technology Lab at the University of Cambridge and a Senior Scientist at PolyAI, a London-based startup looking to use the latest developments in NLP and ML to create a general machine learning platform for deploying conversational AI systems. Ivan holds a PhD in Computer Science from KU Leuven, obtained summa cum laude. He is interested in representation learning, human language understanding, distributional, lexical, and multi-modal semantics in monolingual and multilingual contexts, and transfer learning for enabling cross-lingual NLP applications (dialogue systems being one of the applications). He co-lectured a tutorial on monolingual and multilingual topic models and applications at ECIR 2013 and WSDM 2014, a tutorial on word vector space specialisation at EACL 2017, a tutorial on cross-lingual word representations at EMNLP 2017, and a tutorial on deep learning for conversational AI at NAACL 2018. He has given invited talks at academia and industry such as Apple Inc., University of Cambridge, UCL, University of Copenhagen, Paris-Saclay, and Bar-Ilan University.

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