Microsoft Research AI Presentations & Meetup

Event time: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 12:00pm
Watson Center Room A53 See map
60 Sachem Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Microsoft Research AI Presentations & Meetup

Host: Dragomir Radev

12:00-1:00 pm: Presentations by Microsoft
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Please join us for a “Meetup” after the presentations to introduce yourselves and learn more about Microsoft Research.

Lunch provided



Ahmed Hassan Awadallah is part of the Microsoft Research AI where he leads the Language and Information Technologies team. The team focuses on understanding how people interact with information and enabling machines to understand and communicate in natural language and assist with task completion. Ahmed will share his team’s recent work on applying ML and NLP to personal and enterprise data to improve productivity in the workplace and create models that scale across languages and domains.

Asli Celikyilmaz is a researcher in the Deep Learning Research Team at Microsoft Research AI. She focuses on Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing, with broader interests in long form text generation, automatic summarization, improving encoder-decoder models, conversational dialog modeling. Asli will share her team’s recent work on DL/NLP on learning better representations with discourse for improving language modeling and text generation.

Rahul Jha is part of MSAI team working on Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning problems. His current work focuses on text summarization for Office 365 products. In the past, he’s worked on dialog and language understanding and ads relevance ranking. Rahul will talk about his team’s work on summarization that fuels Sharepoint Filecard and other experiences in Office 365.

Roy Zimmermann leads special initiatives and helps strengthen Microsoft’s institutional relationships with universities and other partners around the world. Roy works with research and product groups inside Microsoft to help amplify their work and strengthen and foster new research partnerships and relationships with universities, governments, industry and other organizations around the world. Roy will share how Microsoft engages with faculty and graduate students through a variety of programs designed to foster open collaborative research.