vijay viswanathan


PhD student, software engineer, scientist in training



I'm a first-year PhD student at the Language Technologies Institute in CMU's School of Computer Science. I'm interested in knowledge representation, extraction, and reasoning, and I enjoy applying my work in NLP to the scientific domain.

In 2022, I received my MS in Intelligent Information Systems from CMU LTI, advised by Graham Neubig and Pengfei Liu.

Before grad school, I worked as a software engineer for 4 years, deploying machine learning to solve practical problems at small startups (Yik Yak, Scaled Inference) and at a large industrial R&D lab (Uber ATG).

In 2016, I received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from CMU's Mellon College of Science.


  • (03-20-22) I'll be staying at CMU for the next 3+ years as a PhD student in Language and Information Technologies.
  • (06-07-21) Started a summer internship with Yoav Goldberg at AI2 Israel (remote) working on biomedical relation extraction!
  • (05-06-21) First-ever conference paper accepted (at ACL-IJCNLP 2021)! We show that using context from the citation graph is valuable for scientific information extraction.
  • (8-25-20) Joined the the MIIS program at CMU.


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