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Dinner With Faculty: Mohit Bansal

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Thursday, May 2 | 6:30 p.m.
The Carolina Club, 106 Stadium Drive, Chapel Hill
Price: $40; GAA member price: $25
Attend all four dinners for $140; GAA member price: $80

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Dinner includes three courses plus coffee and tea. Jacket required for men; no jeans, please.

Dr. Mohit Bansal is an Assistant Professor and Director of the UNC-NLP Lab (nlp.cs.unc.edu) in the Computer Science department at University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill. Prior to this, he was a Research Assistant Professor (3-year endowed position) at TTI-Chicago. He received his PhD from UC Berkeley in 2013 (where he was advised by Dan Klein) and his BTech from IIT Kanpur in 2008.

His research expertise is in statistical natural language processing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, with a particular 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 generalizable deep learning. He is a recipient of the 2018 ARO Young Investigator Award (YIP), 2017 DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA), 2017 ACL Outstanding Paper Award, 2014 ACL Best Paper Award Honorable Mention, 2018 COLING Area Chair Favorites Paper Award, and several faculty awards from Google (2016, 2014), Facebook (2018, 2017), IBM (2018, 2014), Adobe (2018), and Bloomberg (2016). Webpage: cs.unc.edu/~mbansal

Dinner Details

Dinner at The Carolina Club begins at 6:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) and includes three courses plus coffee and tea. Lunch begins at 12:00 p.m. Jacket required for men; no jeans, please.

Price: $40; GAA member price: $25
Attend all four dinners for $140; GAA member price: $80

Lunch price: $25; GAA member price $15

Cost is fully refundable for any cancellation made one week prior to the event. Any cancellations made six to two days prior to the event are subject to a 50 percent cancellation fee. No cost is refunded if the cancellation is made the day before, or the day of, the event.

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