CV

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Employment history

    Sep 2019 — Present Postdoctoral Researcher, Noah's ARK NLP group, University of Washington (link)
    Apr 2016 — Aug 2019 Postdoctoral Researcher, NLU group, Idiap Research Institute (link)
    Jun 2014 — Dec 2014 Visiting Scholar, DVMM lab, Columbia University (link)
    Feb 2012 — Mar 2016 Research Assistant, NLP group, EPFL/Idiap Research Institute (link)
    May 2009 — Oct 2011 Software Engineer, i-Sieve Technologies (link)
    Nov 2007 — Nov 2011 Software Engineer, Endysis Group (link)
    Mar 2007 — Jul 2007 Software Developer, Optimor Labs (link)

Awards & Honors  

  • Two-year postdoc fellowship to be hosted at the University of Washington
    Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), 2018
  • Best paper award "Multilingual Hierarchical Attention Networks for Document Classification"
    Nikolaos Pappas and Andrei Popescu-Belis
    International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP), 2017
  • Best multimodal paper award "Multilingual Visual Sentiment Concept Matching"
    Nikolaos Pappas, Mercan Topkara, Miriam Redi, Brendan Jou, Tao Chen, Hongyi Liu, Shih-Fu Chang
    ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR), 2016
  • PhD student paper award "Adaptive Sentiment-Aware One-Class Collaborative Filtering"
    Nikolaos Pappas and Andrei Popescu-Belis
    Idiap Research Institute, 2015
  • 1st prize on video lecture annotation and search challenge
    Idiap's Natural Language Processing group
    ACM Multimedia Conference, 2013

Projects  

  • UNISON - Universal Structure-Aware Output Learning for Natural Language Understanding and Generation (link)
    Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Sep 2019 — Present
  • INTREPID - Automated interpretation of political and economic policy documents (link)
    Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Feb 2019 — Aug 2019
  • SUMMA - Scalable Understanding of Multilingual Media (link)
    European Union, Feb 2016 — Jan 2019
  • MATERIAL - Machine Translation for English Retrieval of Information in Any Language (link)
    Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), Jan 2018 — Mar 2018
  • HYBRID - Hybrid Recommender System for a University Social Network (link)
    TheArk Foundation, Aug 2015 — Jan 2016

Talks & Lectures  

  • “Deep Residual Output Layers for Neural Language Generation”, ICML, 2019
    Web Slides Video
  • “Basics and (Modern) Methods for Natural Language Processing”, Digital School of UnternehmerTUM, 2018
    Web Slides
  • “Multilingual Hierarchical Attention Networks for Document Classification”, IJCNLP, 2017
    Web Slides
  • “Labeling Text in Several Languages with Multilingual Hierarchical Attention Networks”, Swisstext, 2017
    Web Slides Video
  • “Deep Learning for NLP: Multilingual Word Sequence Modeling”, HLT course at EPFL, 2016
    Web Slides

Service

  • Natural Language Processing
    • EMNLP 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
    • ACL 2017, 2019, 2020
    • NAACL-HLT 2018, 2019
    • AACL-IJCNLP 2020
    • COLING 2016, 2020
    • LREC 2018, 2020
  • Machine Learning & Other
  • AAAI 2020, 2021
  • ICLR 2021
  • ICML 2020
  • ICMR 2017, 2018, 2019
  • ACMMM 2017, 2018
  • Location