Ana Valeria González
Postdoctoral Researcher in Machine Learning
University of Copenhagen
E-mail : ana@di.ku.dk
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Ana Valeria González

I'm a Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Copenhagen. I work in the Natural Language Processing Section at the Department of Computer Science and am part of CoAStal, a Natural Language Processing Research group. My research interests lie within assessing fairness in models and model explainability.

Originally from México and the U.S. (yes, both), I am currently living in Denmark. Beyond my academic interests, I love to run, swim, travel, play ukulele, read fiction, history, among many other things.

Languages

English
native
Spanish
native
Danish
Intermediate

Resume

Education

2018 - 2021

PhD. in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing

Dissertation title: Human-Centered Natural Language Processing.

2015 - 2017

MSc. in Information Technology and Cognition

University of Copenhagen
Thesis dealt with the use of eye tracking data to improve Natural Language Processing systems. Work from my master thesis resulted in 2 publications.

2011 - 2015

BSc. in Cognitive Science and Neuroscience

University of California, San Diego (UCSD). During this time worked in Birch Aquarium and Reuben H. Fleet Science center.

Experience

2021 -

AI Research Scientist at Halfspace

2021 -

Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Copenhagen

Continuing work on Explainable AI, human-centered AI, fairness in NLP

2020 - 2021

Research Intern at Facebook AI

Working in evaluation of explanations in open-domain question answering

2018 - 2019

Data Scientist at botXO

Worked in conversational chat bots for customer support. Collaboration with University of Copenhagen

2016 - 2017

Research Assistant at Center for Visual Cognition

Extracting and analyzing eye tracking data for a longitudinal study looking at motor function and attention throughout the period when children are learning to read, in order to isolate factors leading to reading and learning deficiencies.

2013 - 2015

Research Assistant at Language Cognition Lab

Conducting research looking at switching costs in Spanish/English bilinguals.

News

December 2020

I will be starting a postdoc in March 2021 at the University of Copenhagen. Excited to continue working on Explainable AI. Related to that, preprint of my latest project on Explainable AI available here!


September 2020

Our paper titled "Type B Reflexivization as an Unambiguous Testbed for Multilingual Multi-Task Gender Bias" was accepted at EMNLP 2020 . Currently working at Facebook


August 2020

Teaching course for the NLP summer school organized by the Mexican Association of NLP


July 2020

1 paper submitted at EMNLP 2020 and 1 paper submitted at CONLL 2020


February 2020

Will be joining Facebook AI in the fall of 2020 as a research intern, at Menlo Park.


January 2020

Giving a talk at the FemTech workshop, at the University of Copenhagen.


November 2019

2 papers accepted at the Conversational AI workshop, at NeurIPS 2019


August 2019

1 paper accepted at EMNLP 2019 , held in Hong Kong.


April 2019

The first Women in Data Science Conference held in Copenhagen. (Part of the organizing committee)


February 2019

Participated in the emotional context shared task at 13th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation.


January 2019

Participated in the Doctoral Consortium at AAAI 2019, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Publications

2021


Gonzalez, Ana Valeria; Rogers, Anna; Søgaard, Anders. 2021. On the Interaction of Belief Bias and Explanations. Findings of The 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). Virtual conference.

Gonzalez, Ana Valeria; Bansal, Gagan; Fan, Angela; Mehdad, Yashar; Jia, Robin; Iyer, Srinivasan. 2021. Do Explanations Help Users Detect Errors in Open-Domain QA? An Evaluation of Spoken vs. Visual Explanations. Findings of The 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). Virtual conference.

2020


Gonzalez, Ana Valeria; Søgaard, Anders. 2020. The Reverse Turing Test for Evaluating Interpretability Methods on Unknown Tasks. NeurIPS Workshop on Human And Machine in-the-Loop Evaluation and Learning Strategies. Virtual conference.

Gonzalez, Ana Valeria; Barrett, Maria; Hvingelby, Rasmus; Webster, Kellie; Søgaard, Anders. 2020. Type B Reflexivization as an Unambiguous Testbed for Multilingual Multi-Task Gender Bias. Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) 2020. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.


2019


González, Ana Valeria; Augenstein, Isabelle; Søgaard, Anders. 2019. Retrieval-based goal-directed dialogue generation. The 3rd NeurIPS workshop on Conversational AI: Today’s Practice and Tomorrow’s Potential. Vancouver, Canada.

Bingel, Joachim; Petrén Bach Hansen, Victor; González, Ana Valeria; Budzianowski, Pavel; Augenstein, Isabelle; Søgaard, Anders. 2019. Domain Transfer in Dialogue Systems without Turn-Level Supervision. The 3rd NeurIPS workshop on Conversational AI: Today’s Practice and Tomorrow’s Potential. Vancouver, Canada.

Aralikatte, Rahul; Lent, Heather; Gonzalez, Ana Valeria; Herschcovich, Daniel; Qiu, Chen; Sandholm, Anders; Ringgaard, Michael; Søgaard, Anders. Rewarding Coreference Resolvers for Being Consistent with World Knowledge. Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) 2019. Hong Kong, China.

Beloucif, Meriem; González, Ana Valeria; Bollmann, Marcel; Søgaard, Anders. 2019. Naive regularizers for low-resource neural machine translation. Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing 2019. Borovets, Bulgaria.

González, Ana Valeria; Petrén Bach Hansen, Victor; Bingel, Joachim; Søgaard, Anders. 2019. CoAStaL at SemEval-2019 Task 3: Affect Classification in Dialogue using Attentive BiLSTMs. The 13th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval). Minneapolis, Minnesota.


2018


González, Ana Valeria; Augenstein, Isabelle; Søgaard, Anders. 2018. A strong baseline for question relevancy ranking. Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) 2018. Brussels, Belgium.

Barrett, Maria; Frermann, Lea; González, Ana Valeria; Søgaard, Anders. 2018. Unsupervised induction of linguistic categories with records of reading, speaking, and writing. North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL). New Orleans, Louisiana.

González, Ana Valeria; Søgaard, Anders. 2018. Learning to predict readability using eye-movement data from natives and learners. The 32nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). New Orleans, Louisiana.


2017


González, Ana Valeria; Søgaard, Anders. 2017. Using gaze to predict text readability. 12th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, EMNLP 2017. Copenhagen, Denmark.

González, Ana Valeria; Søgaard, Anders. 2017. Using gaze data to evaluate text readability: a multi-task learning approach. 19th European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM). Wuppertal, Germany.

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