The LAMA-WeST lab specializes in all aspects of natural language processing and artificial intelligence, with a special focus on Semantic Web technologies. Our various projects tackle challenges related to knowledge base learning and alignment, knowledge engineering and modeling, knowledge reasoning, question answering, information extraction, and educational data mining. Our application domains include linked open data and Semantic Web, education and online learning, human resources and cultural heritage to name a few.
Our lab is funded through government and industry institutions including NSERC, SSHRC, MITACS, CFI and government-related contracts. It provides a fertile ground and learning opportunities for students and visiting researchers. Led by Prof. Amal Zouaq, The LAMA-WEST lab is welcoming new collaborations in the academic and industrial community.
For Fall 2022, I am looking for strong Masters and PhD students to work in the following areas: natural language processing, machine learning, semantic web, knowledge base extraction, knowledge base completion, query generation, and multi-hop reasoning. Ideally, especially for PhDs, you should be familiar with natural language processing, machine learning and semantic web techniques. You should also have strong Python programming skills.
Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
Please note that we will contact only the students whose application matches the requirements / needs of the lab.
If you are interested in working with me, email me with your detailed CV, all the transcript copies, and a summary of your research interests. Your email should have [RESEARCH_APPLICATION_POSTDOC OR PhD OR MASTER] in the subject.
I am currently looking for a postdoc.
The next batch of Ph.D. and Masters admissions will be for Fall 2022. The deadlines are indicated here: https://www.polymtl.ca/admission/en/graduate-studies/check-application-deadlines
Interns and Visiting Students:
I am currently not taking any interns.
- March. 2022Our paper Local Structure Matters Most \n Perturbation Study in NLU is accepted at ACL Findings 2022 and ACL posters 2022
- March. 2022Our paper Learning-to-rank with BERT for Argument Quality is accepted at FLAIRS 2022
- Dec. 2021We made a successful presentation of our knowledge base and application about Quebec Literature to the Quebec Ministry of Culture and Communications!