I'm a PhD candidate at UMass Amherst working in the Information Extraction and Synthesis Laboratory (IESL) with Professor Andrew McCallum. My research is in Information Extraction, Natural Language Processing, and Machine Learning.
Previously at UMass, I recieved my M.S. in Computer Science in Fall 2014 as well as my B.S. in Neuroscience and B.A. in Computer Science in May 2012.
In summer 2016 I was an intern at Google Research working with the Commonsense team on multilingual commonsense knowledge base construction.
- Attending to All Mention Pairs for Full Abstract Biological Relation Extraction Patrick Verga , Emma Strubell, Ofer Shai, and Andrew McCallum. AKBC 2017
- Finer Grained Entity Typing with TypeNet Shikhar Murty, Patrick Verga , Luke Vilnis, and Andrew McCallum. AKBC 2017
- Fast and Accurate Entity Recognition with Iterated Dilated Convolutions. Emma Strubell, Patrick Verga, David Belanger and Andrew McCallum. EMNLP 2017 [code]
- Generalizing to Unseen Entities and Entity Pairs with Row-less Universal Schema Patrick Verga, Arvind Neelakantan and Andrew McCallum. EACL 2017 (oral presentation) [code] [data]
- Multilingual Relation Extraction using Compositional Universal Schema. Patrick Verga, David Belanger, Emma Strubell, Benjamin Roth, and Andrew McCallum. NAACL 2016 (oral presentation) [code] [data]
- Row-less Universal Schema Patrick Verga and Andrew McCallum AKBC 2016 (oral presentation)
- Extracting Multilingual Relations under Limited Resources: TAC 2016 Cold-Start KB construction and Slot-Filling using Compositional Universal Schema Haw-Shiuan Chang, Abdurrahman Munir, Ao Liu, Johnny Tian-Zheng Wei, Aaron Traylor, Ajay Nagesh, Nicholas Monath, Patrick Verga, Emma Strubell and Andrew McCallum TAC KBP 2016 Workshop
- Building Knowledge Bases with Universal Schema: Cold Start and Slot-Filling Approaches Bejamin Roth, Nicholas Monath, David Belanger, Emma Strubell, Patrick Verga and Andrew McCallum TAC KBP 2015 Workshop
- Emotional trait and memory associates of sleep timing and quality. EF Pace-Schott, ZS Rubin, LE Tracy, RMC Spencer, SP Orr, and Patrick Verga Psychiatry Research, 2015
- UMass at TREC WEB 2014: Entity Query Feature Expansion using Knowledge Base Links. Laura Dietz and Patrick Verga In Proceedings of the TREC 2014 Conference, 2014
- Efficient Unsupervised Authorship Clustering Using Impostor Similarity. Patrick Verga, James Allan, Brian Levine, Marc Liberatore. Tech Report 2014. [code]
- Modeling Reconsolidation in Kernel Associative Memory Dimitri Nowicki, Patrick Verga, Hava Siegelmann. PloS one 8 (8), e68189. 2013
- Extinction of conditioned fear is better learned and recalled in the morning than in the evening. Edward F Pace-Schott, Rebecca Spencer, Shilpa Vijayakumar, Nafis AK Ahmed, Patrick W Verga, Scott P Orr, Roger K Pitman, Mohammed R Milad. Journal of psychiatric research 47 (11), 1776-1784 2013
- Sleep promotes consolidation and generalization of extinction learning in simulated exposure therapy for spider fear Edward F Pace-Schott, Patrick W Verga, Tobias S Bennett, Rebecca Spencer. Journal of psychiatric research 46 (8), 1036-1044 2012.
Other Things About Pat
I enjoy playing music. I play both bass and mandolin.
I also like hiking and camping.
I have a free range bearded dragon named Bran.
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
pat (at) cs (dot) umass (dot) edu