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  • Accepted Papers 2023: 1 demo paper (1 AAAI)
  • Accepted Papers 2022: 3 journal articles (1 TACL, 1 CSL, 1 IJDRR), 5 conference papers (1 ICLR, 1 NAACL, 1 COLING, 2 EMNLP), 1 workshop paper (BlackboxNLP)
  • NeuroX Toolkit on pip: https://pypi.org/project/neurox/
  • Tutorial @NAACL 2021: Fine-grained Interpretation and Causation Analysis in Deep NLP Models
  • Accepted Papers 2021: 1 TACL, 1 NAACL, 1 ACL findings, 2 ICWSM, 1 IWCS
  • Talk: Exploiting Redundancy in Pre-trained Models for Efficient Transfer Learning. Facebook (Feb. 2021), Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium (Mar. 2021), National Research Council, Canada
  • Talk: Hidden Linguistics in Deep NLP Models. Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Accepted @COLING 2020: Two long papers, 1) Dialect Arabic machine translation, 2) Location mention recognition
  • Accepted @EMNLP 2020: Two long papers on interpretabiliy are accepted. Details coming soon!
  • Media Coverage: One billion tokens translated. Gulf times, Qatar tribune and several TV/radio channels such as Qatar radio and Qatar TV
  • Released: First-ever Dialectal Arabic to English Machine Translation System covering a large variety of Arabic dialects
  • Tech Transfer: Machine Translation Technology to KanariAI
  • Accepted @ACL 2020: Similarity Analysis of Contextual Word Representation Models
  • Talk: Interpreting Deep NLP Models, University of Edinburgh, UK (April 2020)
  • Talk: University of Sheffield, UK (Mar 2020)
  • Invited talk: Efficient Transfer Learning of Pretrained Model. 7th International Conference on Language and Technology, Pakistan (February 2020)
  • Talk: Analyzing Individual Neurons in Deep NLP Models at Google, Facebook, Amazon, Salesforce and Bosch, US (April 2019)
  • Keynote: Hidden Linguistic in Deep NLP Models, Symposium on Natural Language Processing, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (March 2019)
  • Deep learning for NLP: Fun teaching at International Spring School in Advanced Language Engineering, University of Moratuwa (March 2019)
  • Talk: Machine Translation in Real World, King’s College London, UK (March 2019)
  • Talk: Analyzing Individual Neurons in Deep NLP Models, University of Melbourne, Australia (February 2019)
  • Accepted @NAACL 2019: “One Size Does Not Fit All: Comparing NMT Representations of Different Granularities”
  • Accepted @NAACL 2019: “Highly Effective Arabic Diacritization using Sequence to Sequence Modeling”
  • Media coverage: Our work on NeuroX - Analyzing and Controlling Individual Neurons is featured at MIT news and several AI blogs.
  • Accepted @ICLR 2019: “Identifying and Controlling Important Neurons in Neural Machine Translation”
  • Accepted @AAAI 2019: “What Is One Grain of Sand in the Desert? Analyzing Individual Neurons in Deep NLP Models”
  • Accepted @AAAI 2019: “NeuroX: A toolkit for Analyzing Individual Neurons in Neural Network”
  • Best Innovation Award @ARC’18 for our Speech Translation System, see media coverage
  • Deep learning for NLP: I will be delivering an intensive course on deep learning for NLP at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany in the second week of April 2018
  • Accepted @NAACL 2018: Incremental decoding and training methods for simultaneous translation in neural machine translation
  • Media coverage: Our work on understanding Neural Machine Translation has made it to MIT news and been picked by several channels like ScienceBlog, ScienceDaily
  • Accepted @IWSLT 2017: Neural Machine Translation Training in a Multi-domain Scenario
  • Deep learning for MT: I had great fun in teaching deep learning for machine translation at the DGfS-CL Fall School. Course material is available here.
  • Accepted two papers @ACL 2017
  • Read my post about What does Neural Machine Translation Learn about Morphology
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Hassan Sajjad
Associate Professor

My research interests include natural language processing, applied machine translation and deep learning