Edoardo Maria Ponti

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Edoardo Maria Ponti
Student Post-Doc, McGill University
Edoardo Maria Ponti

I am a prospective postdoctoral fellow at Mila – Quebec AI Institute / McGill University collaborating with Siva Reddy. I completed my Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics at the University of Cambridge, where I was supervised by Anna Korhonen and Ivan Vulić. I am also a frequent collaborator of Ryan Cotterell’s lab Rycolab at ETH Zürich.

Most of my research revolves around sample efficiency (few-shot and zero-shot learning) and generalization in Bayesian neural networks, with applications to resource-poor languages. Moreover, on the data side, I helped create multilingual evaluation benchmarks for pure semantic knowledge, such as MultiSimLex, and for causal reasoning, such as XCOPA.

In Cambridge, I was affiliated to St John’s College. I have previously interned as an AI/ML researcher at Apple in Cupertino. I won a Google Research Faculty Award and an ERC Proof of Concept grant for projects co-written with my supervisor. I hold a bachelor’s degree in modern literature and a master’s degree in linguistics from the University of Pavia. Finally, I am member at large of SIGTYP, the ACL special interest group for typology.

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