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Jan Buys

Lecturer
Computer Science Building Room 314
Department of Computer Science
University of Cape Town
South Africa
jbuys -at- cs.uct.ac.za

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I am a Lecturer (≈ Assistant Professor) in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cape Town. My research area is Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. My current research focusses on linguistic structure prediction, text generation, and low-resource language processing.

Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington, working with Yejin Choi. I completed my PhD at the University of Oxford, supervised by Phil Blunsom. Before that I obtained a Masters degree and undergraduate degrees in Computer Science at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.

Reviewing (2020): ACL, EMNLP, NeurIPS, SACAIR, TACL.

Teaching (2020): CSC1019 Intro Programming; CSC4025Z Artificial Intelligence.

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  • January 2021: I have been awarded a Thuthuka grant from the South African National Research Foundation.
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