Allow me to introduce myself
Welcome, traveller, to my page. Enjoy your brief stay while you get to know me!
My name is Vlad and I’m a PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems in Saarbrücken, advised by Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil. I am also a scientific Python developer, sometimes contributing to the scikit-learn machine learning library. I am collaborating with the Center for Computational Linguistics at the University of Bucharest.
- Our paper, Brighter than Gold: Figurative Language in User Generated Comparisons, was accepted at EMNLP 2014.
Areas of interest
Social aspects of NLP. Conventional and creative language patterns. Similes. Structured learning. Machine learning in general. Elegant code that runs fast. Reproducible research. Open data.
What’s on this site?
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.