Jan Buys

Research Associate
Allen Center 278
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington
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I am a postdoctoral researcher in Natural Language Processing, working with Yejin Choi at the University of Washington. I completed my PhD at the University of Oxford, supervised by Phil Blunsom. Previously I completed a masters degree in Computer Science and undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.

My research focuses on natural language generation and structured prediction with neural networks. I work on approaches that discover structure in text, which can help us to understand better how language works, as well as to improve practical NLP applications. I am particularly interested in the role of linguistic structure in deep learning models for NLP.