The IST & Unbabel Seminars aim to provide, on a weekly basis, an outlet for discussion of research on Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing by researchers and students all over the world.

These seminars are organized by people at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) and Unbabel, and are also an initiative from LUMLIS (Lisbon Unit for Learning and Intelligent Systems) a unit of the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS).

The seminars are open to the public.
Date/Time: 5pm Lisbon Time on Mondays. Subscribe the Seminar's calendar HERE.

Please contact Nuno Miguel Guerreiro or Ricardo Rei for any questions regarding the seminars!

We are back with new talks! Please check the schedule for following seminars!

Seminars in 2023

Upcoming Seminars

Guest Speaker Affiliation Talk Title Date
Nikita Moghe University of Edinburgh Extrinsic Evaluation of Machine Translation Metrics 6 Feb
Sweta Agrawal University of Maryland Generating and Evaluating Machine Translation in Context 13 Feb
Matthew Finlayson Allen Institute for AI Comprehensively evaluating LMs as general-purpose math reasoners 20 Feb
Vilém Zouhar ETH Zurich Poor Man's Quality Estimation: Predicting Reference-based MT Metrics Without the Reference 27 Feb
Biao Zhang University of Edinburgh Prompting Large Language Model for Machine Translation: A Case Study 13 Mar
Wenda Xu University of California, Santa Barbara SEScore2: Retrieval Augmented Pretraining for Text Generation 20 Mar

Check our previous speakers in the Past Seminars section!