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.

I will be a Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Cape Town, starting late 2019.

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.