I am a first year PhD student in computer science at the The University of Washington, where I work with Hannaneh Hajishirzi and Ali Farhadi. My research spans natural language processing and computer vision. Prior to UW, I received my B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. I publish under my full name Mohammadreza, and go by Reza among my friends.
Rowan Zellers, Jiasen Lu, Ximing Lu, Youngjae Yu, Yanpeng Zhao, Mohammadreza Salehi, Aditya Kusupati, Jack Hessel, Ali Farhadi, Yejin Choi
CVPR 2022 (Oral)
Paper / Website
We introduce MERLOT Reserve, which learns about YouTube videos through all their modalities (audio, vision, and text). Learning from audio helps broadly -- even on single-image tasks like VCR. Our model learns state-of-the-art representations, that also transfer well to video-based tasks in a zero-shot setting.
Amirhossein Kazemnejad, Mohammadreza Salehi, Mahdieh Soleymani Baghshah
ACL Anothology / Video
Paraphrase generation by retrieving similar paraphrase pairs from a pre-existing corpus and editing them using multi-head attention mechanism.