Welcome!

This is the home of NLP with Friends, an online seminar series made by students, for students, where everyone is invited!

  About the Seminar

We meet Wednesdays on a weekly basis to talk about interesting work in NLP and related areas. The presenters are students, who will talk about their own work (both ongoing and already published).

The idea for this setting is to be a supportive and engaging environment for students to present their work and discuss work with other students and researchers around the world. Following each talk (or during, if the presenter allows) there will be time to ask questions, discuss relevant topics, and wonder about what’s next. We expect everyone to follow our code of conduct to make this a respectful forum. The official language of the seminar is English.

We hope this format will foster greater kinship between students around the globe, provide students greater access to seminars and experience presenting, create a judgement-free forum in which to ask questions, and give us all a chance to learn from each other – both successes and failures!

We are committed to diversity of topics and presenters; we hope to connect students all over the world, and give the stage to a range of topics and speakers. We hope some day you’ll join us (so we’re not the only ones… in Zoom)!

  About the Organizers

Yanai Elazar
Yanai Elazar is a PhD candidate at Bar-Ilan University, where he works on neural representations, model analysis and missing elements. In his spare time he can be found nourishing flour-based organisms and converting them into bread.
Abhilasha Ravichander
Abhilasha Ravichander is a PhD candidate at Carnegie Mellon University, where she works on robust language understanding, including problems in interpretability, evaluation and computational reasoning. In her spare time she talks her plants into staying alive.
Liz Salesky
Liz Salesky is a PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins University, where she works on machine translation and computational linguistics. In her spare time she can be found biking to ice cream and bingeing Duolingo.
Zeerak Waseem
Zeerak Waseem is a PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield, where he works on abusive language detection and fairness in machine learning, and in his spare time he can be found napping.