mohit iyyer

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I am an associate professor in computer science at UMass Amherst and a member of UMass NLP. Previously, I was a Young Investigator at AI2; before that, I completed my PhD at the University of Maryland, College Park, advised by Jordan Boyd-Graber and Hal Daumé III. My research interests lie broadly in natural language processing and machine learning. Problems that I'm currently excited about include:

(1) Improving instruction following abilities of large language models for long-form generation
(2) Designing methods to evaluate long-form & multilingual text (e.g., for factuality and coherence)
(3) Building collaborative human-LLM systems to help human authors in creative writing tasks
(4) Increasing robustness of LLM-generated text detectors to attacks (e.g., paraphrasing)


GROUP Nader Akoury
Yapei Chang
Marzena Karpinska (postdoc)
Yekyung Kim
Chau Pham
Yixiao Song (w/ Rajesh Bhatt)
Katherine Thai
Shufan Wang

Former PhD students:
Tu Vu (PhD 2023, now Research Scientist @ Google & Asst. Prof @ Virginia Tech)
Kalpesh Krishna (PhD 2023, now Research Scientist @ Google Bard)
Simeng Sun (PhD 2024, now Research Scientist @ Nvidia)
Andrew Drozdov (PhD 2024, co-advised w/ Andrew McCallum, now Research Scientist at Databricks)


Also see my group's other awesome alumni!

If you're a prospective PhD student, click here for more info.

If you're a current undergraduate or MS student at UMass interested in research, click here.


TEACHING Spring 2024: Advanced Natural Language Processing (CS 685)
Spring 2024: NLP seminar (CS 692L)
Fall 2023: NLP seminar (CS 692L)
Spring 2023: Advanced Natural Language Processing (CS 685)
Spring 2022: Advanced Natural Language Processing (CS 685)
Fall 2021: Advanced Natural Language Processing (CS 685)
Fall 2020: Advanced Natural Language Processing (CS 685)
Fall 2019: Introduction to Natural Language Processing (CS 585)
Spring 2019: Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing (CS 690D)
Fall 2018: Introduction to Natural Language Processing (CS 585)

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