Anita Lilla Verő

University of Cambridge, Ph.D. student
alv34 _at_ cam.ac.uk

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About me

I am a final year PhD student in the Natural Language and Information Processing Group, at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, supervised by Dr. Stephen Clark. I am a member of King's College.

I did my undergraduate and masters degrees in computer science at the Eötvös Loránt University. During my masters studies and for one more year I have been working at the Neural Information Processing Group. During this period I spent two months as a guest researcher at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence in Saarbrücken, Germany.

When I'm not doing research I am working on music projects, dancing salsa or cycling.

See my CV for a description of my educational background and work experience.


Research Interests

My research interests involve machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision and multi-modal semantic grounding. Currently, I'm focusing on multi-modal compositional semantic embeddings for natural language processing tasks. I am interested in how visual common sense can help in NLP tasks where no direct visual information is involved.


Publications


Software

I developed a Python Flickr API for image search to Douwe Kiela's mmfeat github project. It is a Python toolkit aiming to make it easier for researchers to use multi-modal features. Both image and sound (i.e., visual and auditory representations) are supported.


Teaching / Supervising

Lent 2017 - I was demonstrating and ticking for Machine Learning and Real-world Data, A Part IA CST course at Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge.

2016/17 - I co-supervised Christopher Davis, a Master student, on his thesis project about mutli-modal semantics. He got distinction and later a PhD position in our research group.


Communal

2017/18 - I was a Mentoring Officer and Representative in the Cambridge Computer Laboratory's Graduate Forum of Women@CL. Women@CL is an organisation to support women in computer science. It involves a mentoring system and provides representation of role models by organising talks and conferences.

2017 - I organised the Cambridge NLIP Seminars, which is a weekly seminar series in NLP and Machine Learning related topics.


Awards


Music

I have been singing since my childhood, starting as a member of the children choir of the Hungarian Opera House.

Before I moved to the UK I was the lead singer (and occasional guitarist) of an alternative rock band with whom we made some recordings.

You can listen to covers and my original songs on SoundCloud or on my YouTube channel.