Allow me to introduce myself
Welcome, traveler, to my page. Enjoy your brief stay while you get to know me!
My name is Vlad and I’m a PhD student in Computer Science at Cornell, 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, “Linguistic Harbingers of Betrayal”, studying the language of alliances and betrayals between players of the strategy game Diplomacy, was accepted at ACL 2015. (More details coming soon.)
- Our system for temporal text classification with pairwise ranking and interval labels (AMBRA) will be presented at Semeval 2015.
- Our paper, QUOTUS: The Structure of Political Media Coverage as Revealed by Quoting Patterns, was accepted at WWW 2015.
- 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.
Whenever I code something that I think is cool and could be useful, I blog about it.
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.