Ivan Vulić


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About me

From October 2022 I will hold a position of Principal Research Associate (= Reader / Research Associate Prof) in the Language Technology Lab at the University of Cambridge (where I've been since October 2015) .

I received the 2021 Microsoft BCS/BCS IRSG Karen Spärck Jones Award for contributions to natural language processing and information retrieval. I gave a keynote talk at ECIR 2022, and the slides are available here.

I hold a PhD in Computer Science from KU Leuven (awarded summa cum laude with congratulations of the board of examiners).

I am very interested in natural language processing, human language understanding, machine learning theory and applications, and information retrieval, and all that in monolingual, multilingual, and multi-modal settings. This includes (but is not limited to) cross-lingual and multilingual representation learning, transfer learning for enabling cross-lingual NLP applications in low-data scenarios, distributional and multi-modal semantics, low-resource bilingual lexicon extraction and acquisition, text entailment and inference, conversational AI and multilingual dialogue modeling, integration of linguistic and typological knowledge into NLP models, language grounding and perceptually enhanced representation models, cross-lingual and multilingual information retrieval, multi-idiomatic and multi-modal information search and retrieval, machine translation, multilingual resource creation for NLP, few-shot and unsupervised learning for NLP, debiasing machine learning and NLP models, application and integration of language technology, etc.

Feel free to contact me if your research lies within these or related areas!

In the meantime, also feel free to take a look at my CV (coming soon, and updated!), longer bio, and publications.


For reasons beyond my own comprehension, I have created a Twitter account: @licwu

(I am also a Senior Scientist at PolyAI, a young and extremely talented company working on cutting-edge Conversational AI technology, but this website is mostly my academic dwelling...)