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Jaemin Cho

UNC NLP Group

I’m a first-year PhD student at UNC NLP group, advised by Prof. Mohit Bansal. Prior to UNC, I did machine learning research at AI2, Naver, and SNU.

I do research on sequence modeling with machine learning. In particular, I’m interested in developing reliable generative models for language, music and dance.

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Interests

  • Sequence Modeling
  • Generative Model
  • Machine Learning

Education

  • B.S. in Industrial Engineering, 2018

    Seoul National University

Publications

Mixture Content Selection for Diverse Sequence Generation

To Separate Diversification from Generation improves both Diversity and Accuracy in Sequence Generation - EMNLP 2019

A Hierarchical Latent Structure for Variational Conversation Modeling

Proposes a hierarchical VAE model and utterance drop regularization which mitigates posterior collapse problem - NAACL 2018 (Oral)

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

PhD Student

UNC NLP Group

Aug 2020 – Present Chapel Hill, NC
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Predoctoral Young Investigator

Allen Institute for AI

Sep 2019 – Jul 2020 Seattle, WA

Published 1 paper

Worked on

  • Vision and Language

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Visiting Scholar

SNU Music & Audio Research Group

Jun 2019 – Jul 2019 Seoul, Korea

Worked on

  • Human Pose Estimation
  • Music / Dance Understanding

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AI Residency

NAVER Clova

Jul 2018 – Mar 2019 Seongnam, Korea

Published 1 paper

Worked on

  • Generative Model
  • Question Answering / Generation
  • Summarization

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Research Internship

SNU Vision & Learning Lab

Mar 2017 – May 2018 Seoul, Korea

Published 1 paper

Worked on

  • Conversation Modeling
  • Image Captioning
  • Generative Model
  • Uncertainty Estimation

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Research Internship

HKUST

Jan 2017 – Feb 2017 Hong Kong

Worked on

  • AST-based Python-Pseudocode Translation

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NLP Researcher

DataNada

Aug 2016 – Dec 2016 Seoul, Korea

Developed

  • ADA, Chatbot for 8Percent, the first Chatbot in the FinTech industry in Korea
  • Korean Dependency Parser

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Research Internship

Polytechnique Montréal

Jan 2015 – May 2015 Montreal, Canada

Worked on

  • Mixed Integer Programming
  • Patient Classification
  • Nursing Assignment

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