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David Belanger

School of Information and Computer Sciences
University of Massachusetts Amherst

140 Governors Drive
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
Email: belanger AT cs DOT umass DOT edu

I am a research scientist on the Google Brain Team. I recently graduated from UMass Amherst, where I was advised by Professor Andrew McCallum. My grad school research spanned graphical models, structured prediction, and deep learning. I have interned with Sham Kakade at Microsoft Research and Dilip Krishnan at Google. I co-organized the weekly UMass Machine Learning and Friends Lunch for 5 years.




Machine Learning

Belanger, D. Yang, B., McCallum, A. “End-to-End Learning for Structured Prediction Energy Networks.” ICML 2017. pdf

Cole, F., Belanger, D., Krishnan, D., Sarna, A., Mosseri, I., Freeman, W. T.. "Face Synthesis from Facial Identity Features." CVPR 2017. pdf

Strubell, E., Verga, P., Belanger, D., McCallum, A. "Fast and Accurate Sequence Labeling with Iterated Dilated Convolutions." EMNLP 2017. pdf

Das, R., Neelakantan, A., Belanger, D., McCallum, A. "Chains of Reasoning over Entities, Relations, and Text using Recurrent Neural Networks." EACL 2017. pdf code.

Belanger, D., McCallum, A. "Structured Prediction Energy Networks." ICML 2016. pdf slides code video data

Bansal, T., Belanger, D., McCallum, A. "Ask the GRU: Multi-task Learning for Deep Text Recommendations." RecSys 2016. pdf

Verga, P., Belanger, D., Strubell, E., Roth, B., McCallum, A. "Multilingual Relation Extraction using Compositional Universal Schema." NAACL 2016. pdf code video .

Kui, T., Ruozzi, N., Belanger, D., Jebara, T. "Bethe Learning of Conditional Random Fields via MAP Decoding." AISTATS 2016. pdf.

Vilnis (*), L., Belanger (*), D., Sheldon, D., McCallum, A. "Bethe Projections for Non-Local Inference." UAI 2015. pdf. (* equal contribution)

Belanger, D., Kakade, S. "A Linear Dynamical System Model for Text." ICML 2015. pdf slides video code

Belanger, D., Passos, A., Riedel, S., A. McCallum. "Message Passing for Soft Constraint Dual Decomposition." UAI 2014. pdf

Anzaroot, S., Passos, A., Belanger, D., A. McCallum. "Learning Soft Linear Constraints with Application to Citation Field Extraction." ACL 2014. pdf

Belanger, D., D. Sheldon, A. McCallum. "Marginal Inference in MRFs using Frank-Wolfe." NIPS 2013 workshop on Greedy Optimization, Frank-Wolfe and Friends. pdf talk video

Belanger (*), D., Passos (*), A., S. Riedel, A. McCallum. "MAP Inference in Chains using Column Generation." NIPS 2012. pdf code workshop talk video extended slides (* equal contribution)

Handwriting Recognition

Vitaladevuni, S., H. Cao, D. Belanger, K. Subramanian, R. Prasad, P. Natarajan. "Sparsity-based super-resolution for offline handwriting recognition," 2011 Joint Workshop on Multilingual OCR and Analytics for Noisy Unstructured Text Data. pdf

Natarajan, P., D. Belanger, R. Prasad, M. Kamali, K Subramanian, P. Natarajan. "Baseline Dependent Percentile Features for Offline Arabic Handwriting Recognition," ICDAR 2011. pdf

Prasad, R., M. Kamali, D. Belanger, A.V. Rosti, S. Matsoukas, P. Natarajan. "Consensus Network Based Hypotheses Combination for Arabic Offline Handwriting Recognition," ICPR 2010. pdf

Earthquake Modeling

Dunham, E. M., D. Belanger, L. Cong, and J. E. Kozdon (2011), "Earthquake ruptures with strongly rate-weakening friction and off-fault plasticity, 1: Planar faults," Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 101(5), 2296-2307. pdf

Dunham, E. M., D. Belanger, L. Cong, and J. E. Kozdon (2011), "Earthquake ruptures with strongly rate-weakening friction and off-fault plasticity, 2: Nonplanar faults," Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 101(5), 2308-2322. pdf

Dunham, E. M., D. Belanger, L. Cong, and J. E. Kozdon (2011), "Earthquake ruptures on rough faults," in Multiscale and Multiphysics Processes in Geomechanics (results of workshop at Stanford Univ., June, 2010), Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering, edited by Ronaldo I. Borja, pp. 145-148 pdf

Belanger, D. and Dunham, E. M. (2008), "Dynamic Rupture on Rough Faults and Production of High-Frequency Radiation." Poster, American Geophysical Union Fall 2008 Meeting. pdf

Belanger, D. and Dunham, E. M. (2008), “A Finite Difference Method for Irregular Geometries: Application to Dynamic Rupture on Rough Faults.” Poster, Southern California Earthquake Center 2008 Annual Meeting. pdf