I’ve presented my work at a variety of venues, both as poster presentations and paper talks. In addition, I worked as a teaching assistant for two natural language processing courses while at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Graph Neural Network Working Group
Presented to the HERE research organization on the theory and practice of graph neural network construction, with particular focus on implementing graph attention networks in Pytorch.
The notebook created for this presentation can be found on my Github.
Last Meter Delivery
HERE Technologies Research Open House Chicago, IL
Presented the then-ongoing research and prototypes for the last meter delivery project, including the data collection mobile app and the work-in-progress results from the neural method used to extract spatial representations from natural language route instructions.
Machine Learning for Natural Language Processing
Advised students on independent projects, created and graded homework assignments, graded exams, and held office hours. Topics focused on deep learning techniques for natural language processing.
Entity Based Visual Scene Understanding
UIUC Deep Learning Workshop Urbana, IL
Presented work for coreference resolution for parallel image captions, bridging anaphora, and grounding using bidirectional LSTMs, simple feed-forward networks, and a multi-task learning scheme for interrelated vision and language tasks.
Entity Prediction from Parallel Image Captions
Amazon Graduate Research Symposium Seattle, WA
Presented the then-in-progress work on coreference resolution for parallel image captions, which leveraged both classic linear classification schemes and rule-based anaphora resolution heuristics.
Created and graded homework assignments, graded exams, and held office hours. The course covered traditional natural language processing topics, including morphology, syntax, parsing, machine translation, generation, etc.
Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshop of the Future of Computer Vision Datasets Boston, MA
Presented a poster on the Flickr30k Entities dataset, the annotated image-caption data first introduced in the Flickr30k Entities paper published in ICCV.
Narrative Fragment Creation: An Approach for Learning Narrative
Conference on Advances in Cognitive Systems Baltimore, MD