Hi! I’m Vlad [he/him]. I’m an assistant professor in the Language Technology Lab, at the Informatics Institute (IvI), University of Amsterdam. I research machine learning & natural language processing, focusing on sparsity and structure.
I’m proud to be an advisor of some amazing PhD candidates:
I obtained my PhD from Cornell in 2018, advised by Claire Cardie, and then post-docced in the DeepSPIN project at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisbon, Portugal. I am a scikit-learn core dev/alum and I develop the polylearn library for factorization machines and polynomial networks in Python.
- Dec 16. I was awarded a NWO Veni grant from the Dutch Research Council, funding my research for the next three years.
- Mar 26, talk at IRLab UvA: marginalize over sparse distributions when training latent variable models. (past talks)