I am a fourth-year PhD candidate at the famous Montreal Institute of Learning Algorithms working under supervision of Yoshua Bengio. My long term research goal is organic human-computer interaction in natural language: think explaining your graphic design or spreadsheet software what you want, think giving language commands to your robot. This direction is often called grounded language understanding these days. Prior to focusing on this direction I worked of machine comprehension, speech recognition and machine translation.

A bit of bragging: I invented the content-based neural attention that is nowadays widely used in machine learning, primarily in machine translation (also developed concurrently in the context of Neural Turing Machines and Memory Networks.