Janosch Haber

Based in London, United Kingdom · j.haber@qmul.ac.uk

I am a PhD student in Computational Linguistics under supervision of Prof. Massimo Poesio at the Cognitive Science Group (CogSci) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). As a member of the Disagreements and Language Interpretation (DALI) project I focus on underspecification and ambiguity in natural language, investigating the prevalence of these phenomena and the challenges they pose to natural language processing.

Download my CV here.

News

Paper accepted at Probability and Meaning 2020

Our paper “Word Sense Distance in Human Similarity Judgements and Contextualised Word Embeddings” was accepted at Probability and Meaning 2020. You can find the paper here and a video recording of my talk here.

05.06.2020

Correspondents of the World

Together with some friends I founded Correspondents of the World, an online platform where we share personal stories of people from all around the world, telling their experiences with global issues like environmental change, migration, gender, liberation and the coronavirus. The site is still in development, but the team is quickly growing and we already published some great stories. Find out more on correspondentsoftheworld.com.

01.05.2020

PhotoBook Task and Dataset Website is online

Visit our new website for the PhotoBook Task and Dataset at www.dmg-photobook.github.io.

10.06.2019

Publications

Classification of Low-Agreement Pronouns Through Collaborative Dialogue: A Proof of Concept

In Proceedings of the 24th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue

with Massimo Poesio.
Download the .bib file

2020

Word Sense Distance in Human Similarity Judgements and Contextualised Word Embeddings

In Proceedings of the Conference on Probability and Meaning (PaM 2020)

with Massimo Poesio.
Download the .bib file or view a video recording of my talk.

2020

Assessing Polyseme Sense Similarity through Co-predication Acceptability and Contextualised Embedding Distance

Under Review

with Massimo Poesio.

2020

The PhotoBook Dataset: Building Common Ground through Visually-Grounded Dialogue

In: Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

with Tim Baumgärtner, Ece Takmaz, Lieke Gelderloos, Elia Bruni and Raquel Fernández.
Download the .bib file or visit the project website.

2019

Education

Master of Science (MSc) in Artificial Intelligence

University of Amsterdam (UvA), The Netherlands
Focus on the interface of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning

Master Thesis written under supervision of Dr. Raquel Fernández and Dr. Elia Bruni.
Topic: Partner-Specificity in Visually-Grounded Dialogue.
Supported by a Facebook ParlAI Research Award

GPA: 8.7

August 2016 - July 2018

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Artificial Intelligence

University of Amsterdam (UvA), The Netherlands

Bachelor Thesis written under supervision of Dr. Roberto Valenti.
Topic: Modeling Distributed Cybernetic Management for Resource Based Economies - A simulation approach to Stafford Beer’s 1971 CyberSyn Project.

Cum Laude, GPA: 8.3

August 2012 - July 2015

Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur)

Internatsschule Schloss Hansenberg (ISH), Johannisberg, Germany

Advanced courses in Mathematics, Chemistry and Politics & Economy

Final grade: 1.6

August 2009 - July 2011

Experience

Teaching Assistant for Natural Language Processing

Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

Main tasks: Supervising lab session, explaining implementation concepts, answering student's questions and grading exercises.

September 2019 - December 2020

Student Assistant for the BSc Artificial Intelligence

University of Amsterdam (UvA), The Netherlands

Courses: Computersystemen, Computational Logic, Brein & Cognitie and Natuurlijke Taalmodellen en Interfaces

September 2016 - June 2017

Volunteering as Assistant in a Community Center

House of Light, Shefa-‘Amr, Israel

Main tasks: Organizing and supporting regular youth and children's meetings, maintaining public relations, improving communications with supporters and helping out the center's founders and members in a wide range of tasks.

Internationaler Jugendfreiwilligendienst (IJFD) with CFI Freiwilligendienste

October 2016 - June 2017

Student Assistant for the BSc Artificial Intelligence

University of Amsterdam (UvA), The Netherlands

Courses: Brein & Cognitie and Natuurlijke Taalmodellen en Interfaces

January 2015 - June 2015

Volunteering as High school Assistant Teacher

Jabez Christian School, Dasmariñas, Philippines

Main tasks: Teaching classes in Informatics and Politics (seniors), assisting the Kindergarten supervisors and organizing activities for children in the affiliated orphanage.

Internationaler Jugendfreiwilligendienst (IJFD) with Co-Workers International

September 2011 - August 2012

Awards & Scholarships

Accepted for an Internship as NLP Applied Researcher at Amazon Seattle

Internship canceled due to the Corona pandemic.
Autumn 2020

Research Scholarship

Awarded by the DALI project, funded by European Research Council Grant 695662
October 2018 - September 2021

Full Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships

Awarded by Evangelische Studienstiftung Villigst e.V., Germany
February 2013 - July 2018

Jugendsoftware-Preis

International Competition hosted by Klaus Tschira Stiftung, Germany

In a team developed, programmed and presented an interactive learning software.

2009