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Hello! I am a tenured assistant professor in the Department of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence of Monash, and an affiliated lecturer of University of Cambridge. Prior to this, I was an associate lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of UCL, and before that a postdoc in the Language Technology Lab at University of Cambridge. I have obtained my PhD in Computer Science from Monash University.

Research interests

  • Deep generatinve models (e.g., generation and representation learning)
  • Bayesian (nonparametric) learning and inference (e.g., application in low-resource NLP)
  • Privacy and interpretability in representation learning and model prediction
  • Utilising biomedical knowledge graphs (e.g., graph-based generation, entity linking)

Monash teaching commitment

Ehsan has experience as both the Chief Examiner and Lecturer for the following units in the Faculty of IT:

  • FIT5217 Natural Language Processing
  • FIT5212 Data Analysis for Semi-structured Data

University Service

  • Early Career Academic (ECA) Committee (2022-Present)

Community service

Program Committee

  • Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL)
  • North American Chapter of Association of Computational Linguistics (NAACL)
  • Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP)
  • Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
  • The International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Computer Science, PhD, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 18 Oct 2017

Computer Science, BSc, Shahid Beheshti University

Award Date: 1 Sep 2009

External positions

Affiliated Lecturer, University of Cambridge

1 Oct 202030 Sep 2022

Research area keywords

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Generative Models
  • Deep learning
  • Bayesian Inference


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