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Principal Research Scientist & Research Manager - Multilingual Question Answering
IBM Research AI, New York, USA
  

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Professional Associations:  Association for Computational Linguistics

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Avi Sil is a Principal Research Scientist and a Research Manager in the NLP team at IBM Research AI. He manages the Question Answering team (comprising of research scientists and engineers) that works on industry scale NLP and Deep Learning algorithms. His team's system called `GAAMA' has obtained the top scores in public benchmark datasets e.g. Natural Questions, TyDI and has published several papers on question answering. He is the Chair of the NLP professional community of IBM. Avi is a Senior Program Committee Member and the Area Chair in Question Answering for ACL and is actively involved in the NLP conferences by giving tutorials (ACL 2018, EMNLP 2021), organizing a workshop (ACL 2018) and also the Demo Chair (NAACL 2021, 2022). He was also the track coordinator for the Entity Discovery and Linking track at the Text Analysis Conference (TAC) organized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Invited Talks

  1. Workshop on Multilingual Information Access at NAACL 2022.
  2. Georgia Tech. Guest Lecture, NLP course CS7650. Slides are here. Title: Multilingual Multi-domain Question Answering, 2021
  3. University of Washington. Multilingual Multi-domain Question Answering, 2021
  4. Vaibhav Summit: Multilingual Multi-domain Question Answering, 2020
  5. Princeton University: Multilingual Multi-domain Question Answering, 2020
  6. University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, NLP Seminar: Transfer Learning for Question Answering at IBM Research AI. 2019
  7. Bruce Museum, CT: Advancement of AI and the Future. 2017
  8. Microsoft Research, Redmond. Joint NER and Linking using Freebase. 2014
  9. Yahoo Labs, Sunnyvale. Joint NER and Linking using Freebase. 2014
  10. Google Research, Mountain View. Joint NER and Linking using Freebase. 2014
  11. Oracle Labs, MA. Joint NER and Linking using Freebase. 2014
  12. Samsung Research, San Jose. Joint NER and Linking using Freebase. 2013