CS Graduate Student @ The University of Washington

Email: mrsalehi [AT] cs (dot) washington (dot) edu

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.

Academic Publications

Paraphrase Generation by Learning How to Edit from Samples
Amirhossein Kazemnejad, Mohammadreza Salehi, Mahdieh Soleymani Baghshah
ACL, 2020  
ACL Anothology / Video

Paraphrase generation by retrieving similar paraphrase pairs from a pre-existing corpus and editing them using multi-head attention mechanism.


  • I am a passionate athlete where I run, bike, kayak, hike, or go bouldering semi-regularly. Feel free to follow me on Strava!
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  • I occasionally write blog posts on Medium.