I am a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, Natural Language and Information Processing group, and I am supervised by Stephen Clark.
My research area is natural language processing and computational linguistics. I am working on machine learning methods for compositional semantic models. More broadly, my academic interests include NLP, machine learning, artificial intelligence (including ethical and policy issues), quantum computing, and quantum cryptography.
I am funded by the EPSRC and am a St John’s scholar.
When I am not being a science nerd, I can usually be found hiking somewhere in the Alps, sailing, dancing, or cycling around Cambridge.
My name is pronounced [ʒɑ̃], as in the character Jean Valjean in Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables.
J Maillard, S Clark (2018). “Latent Tree Learning with Differentiable Parsers: Shift-Reduce Parsing and Chart Parsing”. ACL 2018 workshop on Relevance of Linguistic Structure in Neural Architectures for NLP. PDF
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
Best Paper Runner Up.
See the full list of publications here.
University of Cambridge, St John’s College
- PhD in Computer Science, NLIP group (2014–present)
- 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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