Yulia Tsvetkov

yulia I am an assistant professor in the Language Technologies Institute, School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. My research interests are at or near the intersection of natural language processing, machine learning, linguistics, and social science. Prior to joining LTI, I was a postdoc in the Stanford NLP Group, and before that I got my PhD from CMU.
Here are my CV and Google Scholar page.


My research is motivated by a unified goal: to extend the capabilities of human language technology beyond individual cultures and across language boundaries, thereby enabling NLP for disadvantaged groups, the users that need it most. Research projects in my group currently focus on language generation (e.g., controllable text generation, continuous-output generation, GANs for text, structured summarization, evaluation of summarization), multilinguality (e.g., open-vocabulary machine translation, polyglot models, adaptive multilingual dialogue agents), automated negotiation, and NLP for social good (e.g., identification of microaggressions and dehumanization in online interactions, identification of misinformation and agenda-setting in news, preventing scientific misconduct).

Teaching

  • Spring 2020 - Computational Ethics for NLP (graduate course; co-teaching with Alan W Black);
    Algorithms for NLP (undergraduate IITP course; co-teaching with David Mortensen)
  • Fall 2019 - Algorithms for NLP (graduate course; co-teaching with Robert Frederking);
    Algorithms for NLP (undergraduate IITP course; co-teaching with David Mortensen)
  • Spring 2019 - Computational Ethics for NLP (graduate course; co-teaching with Alan W Black)
  • Fall 2018 - Algorithms for NLP (graduate course; co-teaching with Robert Frederking)
  • Spring 2018 - Computational Ethics for NLP (graduate course; co-teaching with Alan W Black)
  • Publications