Ivan Titov Иван Титов
Associate Professor
Institute for Logic, Language and Computation
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Office: 2.03, Building F ('Nikhef building'), Science Park 107, 1098XG Amsterdam
Postal address: Institute for Logic Language and Computation, Universiteit van Amsterdam
P.O. Box 94242 1090GE Amsterdam, Netherlands
E-mail: titov (at) uva.nl
Phone: +31 20 525 8334

I am an associate professor (UHD) in the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). I joined ILLC in April 2013, before that (2009-13) I was a head of a research group and a junior faculty member at the Saarland University, following a postdoc at UIUC (2008-09). My research interests are in natural language processing and machine learning. Recently, I am especially interested in learning semantic representations for reasoning.

My research is supported by personal grants (ERC Starting grant and NWO VIDI), as well as industrial funding (incl. Google and SAP).

I am an action editor for the journal of machine learning research (JMLR). My other professional services include being an area chair for NLP-related Machine Learning at ACL 2016, EMNLP 2014 and EACL 2012, a senior PC member for IJCAI 2011, a best-paper award committee member at EACL 2012 as well as (regularly) a PC member / reviewer at ACL, ICML, NIPS, NAACL, EMNLP, CL journal, JAIR, TACL and others.

I am hiring: excellent postdocs interested in statistical NLP and machine learning are encouraged to contact me

News / Activities:

02/2016: Giving a talk at NAACL Workshop on Multilingual and Crosslingual NLP

01/2016: Program co-chair for *SEM 2016

11/2015: Awarded an ERC Starting Grant: Broad Coverage Semantic Parsing (BroadSem)

08/2015: An Amazon machine learning research grant: AWS will be used to support our research on semantic parsing

06/2015: I received the personal NWO VIDI grant

06/2015: I am starting a collaboration with Yandex, a joint Yandex-UvA student will be joining my group

06/2015: Together with Max Welling, we are starting a collaboration with SAP, 2 UvA Ph.D. students to be funded by SAP

06/2015: Area-chair for ACL 2016 (for Machine Learning)

05/2015: Funding for the Google Focused Research Award project is extended for 2016

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Recent publications   (Full list)


  • Discrete-State Variational Autoencoders for Joint Discovery and Factorization of Relations
    Diego Marcheggiani and Ivan Titov
    To Appear in Transactions of Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL) 2016.
    abstract   bib   paper  
  • Bilingual Learning of Multi-sense Embeddings with Discrete Autoencoders
    Simon Suster, Ivan Titov and Gerjan van Noord
    Proceedings of the 2016 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL) 2016.
    abstract   bib   paper  
  • Adapting to All Domains at Once: Rewarding Domain Invariance in SMT
    Hoang Cuong, Khalil Sima'an and Ivan Titov
    To Appear in Transactions of Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL) 2016.
    abstract   bib   paper  

For the full list of papers (incl. older articles) follow this link.

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