Maria Ryskina

/məˈɹiə ɹɪsˈkinə/ or /mɐˈrʲijə ˈrɨskʲɪnə/

I am a PhD student at the Language Technologies Institute of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. I am fortunate to be advised by Matt Gormley, Eduard Hovy, and Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick.

I work on machine learning models for computational linguistics, and I’m especially excited about idiosyncratic uses of language and how they lead to larger-scale language change.

I recieved my bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Skoltech. I’ve worked on my master’s thesis at MIT InfoLab and interned at DiDi Labs with Kevin Knight.


Jun 27, 2021 I am a Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute 2021 Fellow! I’ll be spending the next three weeks learning about other disciplines’ perspectives on intelligence.
Jun 20, 2021 My lecture on informal romanization is now on YouTube! I am also giving a shorter version of this talk at NLPhD series @ Saarland University on June 22 at 14:30 CEST.
Jun 14, 2021 On June 18 at 17:00 UTC, I’ll be giving a talk about my work on informal romanization as a part of SIGTYP summer lecture series. Register to attend here!
Apr 7, 2021 We will be presenting our work on NoiseQA at EACL 2021! Come find Abhilasha Ravichander, Siddharth Dalmia and me on April 21 14:00-17:00 CEST!
Mar 8, 2021 I am helping organize SIGMORPHON 2021 Shared Task 0: Generalization in Morphological Inflection Generation. Register to participate here!

selected publications

  1. ACL
    Phonetic and Visual Priors for Decipherment of Informal Romanization
    In Proceedings of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics 2020
  2. SCiL
    Where New Words Are Born: Distributional Semantic Analysis of Neologisms and Their Semantic Neighborhoods
    In Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics 2020
  3. ACL
    Automatic Compositor Attribution in the First Folio of Shakespeare
    In Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics 2017