Allow me to introduce myself

Welcome, traveller, to my page. Enjoy your brief stay while you get to know me!

Update Wenn Sie mein Personalausweis gefunden haben, bitte melden Sie (vlad@vene.ro). Sie bekommen von mir eine Belohnung.

My name is Vlad, I’m a scientific Python developer and a student researcher in natural language processing (NLP) and computational linguistics. At the moment I am honoured to be a 6 month research fellow in the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems in Saarbr├╝cken, advised by Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil. I am collaborating frequently with the Centre for Computational Linguistics at the University of Bucharest. You might know me from twitter as @vnfrombucharest or from github as @vene. I’m also on facebook and g+. I am a contributor to the scikit-learn machine learning library for the scientific Python ecosystem. You can transmit your thoughts to me at vladhunter2@vene.ro.

Areas of interest

Conventional and creative language patterns. Evolution and specialisation of language norms. Similes. Distributional and distributed semantic divergence. Structured learning. Machine learning in general. Elegant code that runs fast. Reproducible research. Open data.

What’s on this site?

You should take a look at the list of my publications. It’s not much, but I try. The materials for talks that I’ve had the honour of giving are also available.

If you can spare a minute, please go over to my blog.

If you’re (or were) in one of my classes, you can find links and stuff I collected for you in the teaching section.

You can read about the fonts I’m using on this page and I’m sure you’ll find it interesting, especially if you’re mathematically inclined. Then again, people don’t usually get my math jokes, so I won’t get my hopes up.