Updated on March 1, 2021
- I have accepted a full-time offer from Amazon Alexa AI as an Applied Scientist 2!
2020/12: I successfully defended my dissertation and graduated from UH!
2020/7: Outstanding PhD Student Award, by CS Dept, Univ. of Houston.
2020/7: ACL: From English to Code-Switching: Transfer Learning with Strong Morphological Clues
2020/5: Started my internship at Salesforce Research with Bryan McCann and Nitish Keskar!
2020/5: Defended my thesis proposal on Neural Sequence Labeling on Social Media!
2020/5: We released the first code-switching benchmark! Meet the LinCE benchmark!
2020/5: LREC: LinCE: A Centralized Benchmark for Linguistic Code-switching Evaluation
2020/4: Gave a guest lecture on Seq2Seq Models for the NLP class (slides, code)
2020/2: AAAI: Knowledge Distillation from Internal Representations
2019/12: Conducted two tutorials at Data Science El Salvador: Tutorial 1 and Tutorial 2
2019/12: Completed the Deep Reinforcement Learning Nanodegree also supported by Facebook PyTorch Scholarships!
2019/11: Presented my research on NER at SACNAS (Honolulu, HI).
2019/08: The NSF proposal my advisor and I wrote was accepted !!
2019/07: Received a scholarship from LinkedIn to attend 2019 ACM Richard Tapia Conference
2019/07: The Amazon Alexa Speech team funded my trip to ACL 2019 to present our paper!
2019/06: Completed the Deep Learning Nanodegree supported by Facebook PyTorch Scholarships!
2019/05: Our proposal for Sentiment Analysis on Code-Mixed Data was accepted to SemEval-2020!
2019/05: I started my summer internship at the Alexa AI team in Seattle as Applied Scientist
2019/05: Our paper on Multimodal and Multi-view for Emotion Recognition was accepted to ACL!
2019/02: Recipient of the 2019 Snap Inc. Research Fellowship!!
2019/01: Recipient of the Facebook Scholarship for the Udacity Deep Learning Nanodegree (PyTorch)
2019/01: Awarded with a scholarship to attend the CRA Grad Cohort Workshop for URMD
2018/12: Obtained the Best Junior PhD Student Award by the UH CS department
2018/05: Started a summer internship as Applied ML Scientist at Amazon Alexa (Cambridge, MA)
2018/05: Awarded with the UH Alumni Association and NSM Alumni Scholarship
2018/01: Graduate teaching assistant for Natural Language Processing (COSC 3663)
2017/11: Code-switching workshop (CALCS) proposal accepted to ACL 2018
2017/09: First place on Noisy User-generated Text (W-NUT) shared task at EMNLP 2017
2017/01: Moved to the Ph.D. program at the University of Houston
2016/09: Joined the Research in Text Understanding and Analysis of Language lab
2016/08: Started my Master’s degree in Computer Science at the University of Houston