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Ivan Vulić

Principal Research Associate and a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge

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Ivan Vulić is a Principal Research Associate (equivalent to Associate Professor) and a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Language Technology Lab, University of Cambridge. He is also a Senior Scientist at PolyAI. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the newly established Centre for Human Inspired Artificial Intelligence (CHIA) at Cambridge. Ivan holds a PhD in Computer Science from KU Leuven awarded summa cum laude. In 2021 he was awarded the annual Karen Spärck Jones Award from the British Computing Society for his research contributions to NLP and Information Retrieval. His core expertise is in representation learning, cross-lingual learning, conversational AI, human language understanding, distributional, lexical, multi-modal, and knowledge-enhanced semantics in monolingual and multilingual contexts, transfer learning for enabling cross-lingual NLP applications such as conversational AI in low-resource languages, and machine learning for (cross-lingual and multilingual) NLP. He has published numerous papers at top-tier NLP and Information Retrieval conferences and journals, and his research work also resulted in several best paper awards. He serves as an area chair and regularly reviews for all major NLP and Machine Learning conferences and journals. Ivan has given numerous invited talks at academia and industry, and co-organised a number of NLP conferences and workshops.