Mohit Bansal

Assistant Professor

258 Sitterson Hall
919-590-6042 (phone)
919-590-6105 (fax)
mbansal (at) cs.unc.edu

http://cs.unc.edu/~mbansal/

(139) Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley, 2013. Statistical natural language processing and machine learning, with a focus on multimodal, grounded, and embodied semantics (i.e., language with vision and speech, for robotics), human-like language generation and Q&A/dialogue, and interpretable and structured deep learning.

Biography

Mohit Bansal is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at UNC-Chapel Hill, starting fall 2016. Prior to this, he was a research assistant professor (3-year endowed position) at TTI-Chicago. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in CS from UC Berkeley in 2013 (where he was advised by Dan Klein) and his B.Tech. in CSE from the IIT Kanpur in 2008. His research interests are in statistical natural language processing and machine learning, with a particular interest in multimodal, grounded, and embodied semantics (i.e., language with vision and speech, for robotics), human-like language generation and Q&A/dialogue, and interpretable and structured deep learning. He was the recipient of a Bloomberg Data Science Research Award in 2016, a Google Faculty Research Award in 2014, an IBM Faculty Award in 2014, an ACL Best Paper Honorable Mention (top-5 paper) in 2014, multiple workshop best paper awards at ACL and NIPS, a Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship in 2011, and a UC Berkeley Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award in 2011.