My current research involves the application of recent LLMs for different NLP tasks such as Multi-document summarization. Previously, I mostly focused on visual grounding (symbol grounding) and context modeling (communicative grounding) in multi-modal visual conversational agents. I am interested in building machines that can see and talk. I was an integral part of Team Alana – finalists to Amazon’s Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge 2018. My submission was also the runner-up for the Visual Dialog Challenge 2018 (Pikabot) and E2E NLG Challenge 2017 (NLE). I am an active blogger, often contributing to open-source repositories for the democratization of AI. I also co-organized the Workshop on Evaluating NLG Evaluation (EvalNLGEval at INLG’20) and Workshop on Human Evaluation of NLP Systems (HumEval at EACL’21)
Current: MILA | ServiceNow Research | HEC Montreal
Advised by: Prof. Chris Pal, Dr. Laurent Charlin and Dr. Issam Laradji
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