vijay viswanathan


PhD student, software engineer, scientist in training



I'm a PhD student at the Language Technologies Institute in CMU's School of Computer Science, advised by Sherry Tongshuang Wu and Graham Neubig. I'm interested in developing interfaces for anyone to build and correct NLP models. Previously I was generously supported by an NEC Student Research Fellowship.

In 2022, I received my MS in Intelligent Information Systems from CMU LTI, working with Pengfei Liu and Graham.

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.


Academic Service


I occasionally get emails from founders or teams in industry looking to chat about ideas. I would love to help, but unfortunately do not have the bandwidth to participate in all such discussions. Accordingly, I'm now offering consulting at a rate of $300/hour. Feel free to book an initial consultation to see if this could be a good fit.

Expertise: synthetic data, large language models, human-AI collaboration, dataset curation and annotation, clustering/exploratory analysis of documents