Adam Poliak

Adam Poliak

Hi, I'm Adam Poliak and I am a Masters student at Johns Hopkins University studying Computer Science.

I focus on Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. Currently, I am working with my advisor Professor Benjamin Van Durme on the The JHU Decompositional Semantics Initiative (Decomp).

I have software engineering experience from working at numerous start-ups, ranging from 4 to 100+ people. I was a KPCB 2015 Engineering Fellow and a CODE2040 2014 Fellow.

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  • Efficient, Compositional, Order-sensitive n-gram Embeddings. Adam Poliak*, Pushpendre Rastogi*, Michael Patrick Martin and Benjamin Van Durme. EACL 2017. [pdf]
  • Explaining and Generalizing Skip-Gram through Exponential Family Principal Component Analysis. Ryan Cotterell, Adam Poliak, Benjamin Van Durme and Jason Eisner. EACL 2017. [pdf][code]
  • Semantic Proto-Role Labeling. Adam Teichert, Adam Poliak, Benjamin Van Durme, Matthew R. Gormley. Thirty-First Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2017). [pdf]