My name is Pontus Stenetorp*, I am a Research Associate at University College London (UCL) and find research on Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning to be fascinating. I am one of the creators of the widely-adopted annotation and visualisation tool brat and since 2012 I have worked on and published research regarding representation learning (Deep Learning) for NLP.
My current research focuses on end-to-end models that learns with a minimal amount of human supervision – with a particular focus on allowing computers to pass real-world exams – and is supported by the Paul G Allen Family Foundation. If you share any of my research interests, do have a look at my list of publications and if you have questions regarding my previous and/or current research, feel free to contact me.
I am a member of the UCL Machine Reading Group at the Department of Computer Science and received a PhD in 2013 from the University of Tokyo and a MSc Eng in 2010 from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). In my spare time I contribute to the Julia programming language community, read plenty of books, and enjoy being a mediocre amateur photographer.
* Technically my name is Pontus Lars Erik Saito Stenetorp or 西東 ステネートルプ ポントス ラース エリック, but buy me a drink some time and I will tell you all about how I ended up with possibly the longest name in Japan and what it does to your average company customer database.
Selected Recent Publications
- Hubert Soyer, Pontus Stenetorp, Akiko Aizawa. Leveraging Monolingual Data for Crosslingual Compositional Word Representations. May 2015.
- Pontus Stenetorp. Transition-based Dependency Parsing Using Recursive Neural Networks. December 2013.
- Pontus Stenetorp, Sampo Pyysalo, Goran Topic, Tomoko Ohta, Sophia Ananiadou, Jun'ichi Tsujii. brat: a Web-based Tool for NLP-Assisted Text Annotation. April 2012.
|Apr 3rd-7th '17:||Presenting at EACL in Valencia, Spain.|
|Jan 26th '17:||Speaking at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, UK.|
|Jan 11th '17:||Speaking at the CREST International Symposium on Big Data Application in Tokyo, Japan.|
|Jan 10th '17:||Speaking at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Ikoma, Japan.|
|Jan 6th '17:||Speaking at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Tokyo, Japan.|
|Dec 26th '16:||Speaking at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan.|
|Dec 21st '16:||Speaking at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, Japan.|