I am a Research Scientist working on Computational Linguistics at Facebook AI Research. Previously, I completed a PhD in Computational Linguistics at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, supervised by Stephen Clark.
My research area is Machine Learning applied to Natural Language Processing. My research interests include the applications of NLP to low-resource languages, language modelling, the ethical and policy issues surrounding artificial intelligence, and quantum computing.
My doctoral research was kindly funded by the EPSRC, and I am a St John’s scholar.
When I am not working on language, I can usually be found hiking, sailing or backcountry skiing somewhere around Northern Italy or California.
My name is pronounced [ˈʒɑ̃ maˈjaʁ], as in the character Jean Valjean in Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables.
F Petroni, A Piktus, A Fan, P Lewis, M Yazdani, N De Cao, J Thorne, Y Jernite, V Karpukhin, J Maillard, V Plachouras, T Rocktäschel, S Riedel (2020). “KILT: a benchmark for knowledge intensive language tasks”. To appear in: 2021 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics. PDF
A Aghajanyan, J Maillard, A Shrivastava, K Diedrick, M Haeger, H Li, Y Mehdad, V Stoyanov, A Kumar, M Lewis, S Gupta (2020). “Conversational Semantic Parsing”. Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing. PDF BibTeX
E Shutova, D Kiela, J Maillard (2016). “Black Holes and White Rabbits: Metaphor Identification with Visual Features”. Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT 2016) PDF
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University of Cambridge, St John’s College
- PhD in Computer Science, NLIP group (2015–2019)
- MPhil in Advanced Computer Science, distinction, best research project award (2013–2014)
- MASt (Part III) in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (2012–2013)
Imperial College London
- BSc in Physics with Theoretical Physics, first class honours (2009–2012)
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University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory
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