Congratulations to Professor Kai-Wei Chang and his collaborative teams on their best paper awards.

Kai-Wei Chang, an assistant professor at the University of Virginia’s Department of Computer Science, will be joining the UCLA Computer Science Department as an assistant professor in fall 2017.

Kai-Wei and a team of collaborators have received a Best Long Paper Award from EMNLP 2017 for “Men Also Like Shopping: Reducing Gender Bias Amplification using Corpus-Level Constraints.” The collaborators include Jieyu Zhao, who will be joining Kai-Wei at UCLA this fall, Tianlu Wang from the University of Virginia, Mark Yatskar from the University of Washington, and Vicente Ordonez from the University of Virginia.  The EMNLP conference is one of the top conferences for natural language processing. This year the conference will be held in Copenhagen, from September 7-11.

Additionally, earlier this month, Kai-Wei and another collaborative team received a Best Paper Award from the ACL RepLANLP Workshop for “Beyond Bilingual: Multi-Sense Word Embeddings using multilingual Context.”  Collaborators included Shyam Upadhyay, Matt Taddy, Adam Kalai, and James Zou.