Natural Language Processing Seminar: Yonatan Belinkov
Yonatan Belinkov is a postdoc at Harvard SEAS, where he works on natural language processing, focusing on language representations in neural networks. He is affiliated with the Mind, Brain, Behavior initiative and works mainly with Stuart Shieber. He is also affiliated with the NLP group and the CCNLab at Harvard.
Belinkov maintains an active collaboration with the Spoken Language Systems group at MIT CSAIL, where he completed his Ph.D. under the supervision of James Glass. His Ph.D. thesis analyzed internal langauge representations in deep learning models, with particular applications to machine translation and speech recognition.
Before that he worked on community question answering and prepositional phrase attachment.
Before coming to MIT he worked as a software engineer in IntuView while pursuing a master’s in Arabic studies at Tel Aviv University with a thesis on the Arabic dialect of Jisir izZarga. His undergrauate degree was in mathematics and Arabic studies, also at Tel Aviv University.
Belinkov will be joining the Technion computer science department as a faculty member in Fall 2020.