SoCal NLP Symposium 2019
University of Southern California | Sept. 13, 2019
The goal of Southern California Natural Language Processing Symposium is to gather researchers from the southern California region with broad expertise in natural language processing. The symposium will provide a participatory environment where attendees from a variety of fields working on natural language processing can share and discuss their latest findings.
This year, the SoCal NLP Symposium will be hosted at the University of Southern California, and it will include invited talks from academia and industry, contributed work, poster presentations, and open discussion. We welcome all students, postdocs, and faculty members from universities in the region, including University of Southern California (USC), UC Los Angeles, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside, Caltech, UC San Diego, and other schools to join us.
Submission deadline: July 8, 2019 (Mon @ 11:59 PM PDT)
Notification of acceptance: Aug 14, 2019 (Wed)
SoCal NLP Symposium: Sep. 13th, 2019 (Fri)
Thanks to our sponsors, registration and food are free for all attendees. Vegetarian options will be provided.
For those presenting a poster at the symposium, we will be providing poster boards and clips to hang your poster. The poster board has three panels and is 48 wide x 36 tall, so it would be best if your poster were at most 48" wide x 36" tall (horizontally) or 24" wide x 36" tall (vertically).
For those presenting a contributed talk at the symposium, you will have 15 minutes for the talk + questions.
Date: Friday, September 13th, 2019
Location: USC Caruso Catholic Center (Newman Hall). Please enter from the University Avenue entrance.
Parking information: You can park at the USC Village Parking Garage at 3131 S. Hoover Street, access to the garage is on the west side of the intersection of W. 32nd Street and S. Hoover Street. You can also park at the parking garage on the USC campus at S. Figueroa Street and USC McCarthy Way. Parking for the whole day is typically $10-$15, and unfortunately will not be reimbursed.
|8:30am - 9:00am||Breakfast & registration|
|9:00am - 9:15am||Opening Remarks|
|9:15am - 9:50am||Invited Talk by Kevin Knight (Didi Chuxing) [Details]|
|9:50am - 10:25am||Invited Talk by Sameer Singh (UCI) [Details]|
|10:25am - 11:00am||Invited Talk by Liang Huang (Baidu / Oregon State University) [Details]|
|11:00am - 11:15am||Contributed Talk: Examining Gender Bias in Languages with Grammatical Genders|
|11:15am - 11:30am||Contributed Talk: Implicit Discourse Relation Identification for Open-domain Dialogue|
|11:30am - 1:00pm||Lunch & Poster Session #1|
|1:00pm - 1:35pm||Invited Talk by Marjan Ghazvininejad (Facebook) [Details]|
|1:35pm - 2:10pm||Invited Talk by Ndapa Nakashole (UCSD) [Details]|
|2:10pm - 2:25pm||Contributed Talk: Investigating Robustness and Interpretability of Link Prediction via Adversarial Modifications|
|2:25pm - 2:40pm||Contributed Talk: Dynamic Knowledge-Grounded Dialogue Generation through Walking on the Graph|
|2:40pm - 4:20pm||Coffee Break & Poster Session #2|
|4:20pm - 4:55pm||Invited Talk by Anima Anandkumar (Caltech) [Details]|
|4:55pm - 5:30pm||Invited Talk by Luke Zettlemoyer (University of Washington) [Details]|
|5:30pm - 5:45pm||Closing Remarks & Awards|
If you need accommodations or have questions or comments, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.