I have some news, both good and bad, to share with everyone around me, because I’ve always been a big fan of transparency and also because i’ve recently realized that it can easily become awkward when those who know of these news and who don’t are in the same place with me. Let me begin. The story, which contains all these news, starts sometime mid-2017, when I finally decided to apply for permanent residence (green card) after spending three years here in US. As I’m already in the US, the process consists of two stages. In the first stage, I,
The extended abstract version of <Deep Neural Networks Improve Radiologists’ Performance in Breast Cancer Screening> has received the best paper award at the AI for Social Good Workshop co-located with ICML’19 last week in Long Beach, CA. Congratulations to the first author Nan who is a PhD student at the NYU Center for Data Science, the project lead Krzysztof who is an assistant professor at NYU Radiology, and all the other members of this project!
It was pointed out by our colleagues at NYU, Chandel, Joseph and Ranganath, that there is an error in the recent technical report <BERT has a Mouth, and It Must Speak: BERT as a Markov Random Field Language Model> written by Alex Wang and me. The mistake was entirely on me not on Alex. There is an upcoming paper by Chandel, Joseph and Ranganath (2019) on a much better and correct interpretation and analysis of BERT, which I will share and refer to in an updated version of our technical report as soon as it appears publicly. Here, I would like to briefly point
Last Monday (April 29), I had an awesome experience of having been invited and participating in the debate event organized by the Review and Debates at NYU (http://www.thereviewatnyu.com/). By being born and raised in South Korea, I can confidently tell you that i cannot remember a single moment where I participated in any kind of formal debate nor a single chance in which i was taught how to make an argument for or against any specific topic. My mom often tells me I draw way too gloomy picture of Korean K-12 education I had, but it is true that our
[Notice: what an unfortunate timing! This post is definitely NOT an april fool’s joke.] Sebastien Jean and I had a paper titled <context-aware learning for neural machine translation> rejected from NAACL’19, perhaps understandable because we did not report any substantial gain in the BLEU score. As I finally found some time to read Pearl’s <Book of Why> due to a personal reason (yes, personal reasons sometimes can help), I thought I wrote a short note on how the idea in this paper was originally motivated. As I was never educated in causal inference or learning, I was scared of using a term