I am a Research Scientist in the Language and Translation Technologies team at Facebook AI Applied Research. Previously, I completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory NLIP group, supervised by Stephen Clark.
My research area is Machine Learning applied to Natural Language Processing. My research interests include semantic representations of language, applications of NLP to minority languages, the ethical and policy issues surrounding artificial intelligence, and quantum computing.
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.
V Djokic, J Maillard, L Bulat, E Shutova (2019). “Modeling affirmative and negated action processing in the brain with lexical and compositional semantic models”. Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. 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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