Yulia Tsvetkov

yulia I am an associate professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, at the University of Washington. I'm also an adjunct professor at the Language Technologies Institute at CMU. I work on natural language processing, and I'm particularly interested in hybrid solutions at the intersection of machine learning and theoretical or social linguistics, i.e., solutions that combine interesting learning/modeling methods and insights about human languages or about people speaking these languages.

Much of my research group's work focuses on understanding and advancing large language models, AI ethics, multilingual learning, and machine learning for NLP. This research is motivated by a unified goal: to extend the capabilities of human language technology beyond individual populations and across language and culture boundaries, thereby enabling NLP for all users. Here are my CV and Google Scholar page.

Previously, I was an assistant professor in the Language Technologies Institute, School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, and before that a postdoc in the Stanford NLP Group. I got my PhD from CMU. Honors include the NSF CAREER award, Sloan fellowship, Okawa research award, best/outstanding paper awards and runner-ups, and several industry research faculty awards.

Teaching

  • Spring 2023 - Ethics in AI (graduate course);
  • Fall 2022 - Natural Language Processing (ungraduate course);
  • Spring 2022 - Natural Language Processing (ungraduate course);
  • Winter 2022 - Computational Ethics in Natural Language Processing (graduate course);
  • Spring 2021 - Computational Ethics Lab;
  • Fall 2020 - Multilingual NLP (graduate course; co-teaching with Graham Neubig and Alan W Black; Algorithms for NLP (graduate course; co-teaching with Emma Strubell and Robert Frederking
  • Spring 2020 - Computational Ethics for NLP (graduate course; co-teaching with Alan W Black);
    Algorithms for NLP (undergraduate IITP course; co-teaching with David Mortensen)
  • Fall 2020 - Algorithms for NLP (graduate course; co-teaching with Emma Strubell and Robert Frederking
  • Fall 2019 - Algorithms for NLP (graduate course; co-teaching with Robert Frederking);
    Algorithms for NLP (undergraduate IITP course; co-teaching with David Mortensen)
  • Spring 2019 - Computational Ethics for NLP (graduate course; co-teaching with Alan W Black)
  • Fall 2018 - Algorithms for NLP (graduate course; co-teaching with Robert Frederking)
  • Spring 2018 - Computational Ethics for NLP (graduate course; co-teaching with Alan W Black)
  • Publications