mohit iyyer

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I am an assistant 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. Much of my work uses deep learning to model language at the discourse level. Problems in this vein that I'm currently excited about include:

(1) efficiently generating coherent text
(2) answering questions about documents
(3) understanding narratives in fictional text


GROUP Nader Akoury
Andrew Drozdov (w/ Andrew McCallum)
Marzena Karpinska (postdoc)
Kalpesh Krishna
Simeng Sun
Katherine Thai
Tu Vu
Shufan Wang

Also see my group's awesome alumni!

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TEACHING 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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