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I’m currently Ph.D student(2016-2020) at LORIA (a group of research CNRS, INRIA, University of Lorraine), working on Deep Learning & Natural Language Processing. My advisors are Christophe Cerisara and Claire Gardent (CNRS). During summer and winter 2017, I spent 6 months at Google Research Europe in Zurich, Switzerland, working on text-to-text generation and abstractive summarization. In spring 2018, I taught Machine Learning course for Master Sciences de la Cognition et Applications of University of Lorraine.

Before starting my Ph.D, I graduated Master Stochastic Modeling (Data Science track) at University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne and University of Paris Diderot, France. Prior to that, I followed a Master of Quantitative Economics & Finance at Ecole Polytechnique & HEC Paris. I’m originally from Vietnam, though I’ve also lived in these beautiful cities Paris, Nancy and Zurich.

Contact: hoa.le __at__ loria __dot__ fr

More in my (old) CV, Google Scholar, Github

Academic Activities:

Participated in conference, events:

  • La journée “IA, Langage et Citoyens” – OLKi project. University of Lorraine
  • PhD Student Day APIL 2018. University of Lorraine [Poster]
  • EMNLP 2018. Brussels
  • International Workshop of Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence 2018. Telecom ParisTech
  • Deep Learning & Reinforcement Learning Summer Schools 2018 (DLRL) at Vector Institute (travel & registration fee grant). Toronto
  • Seminar Artificial Intelligence of French-American Doctoral Exchange (FADEx 2018)  (among 10 AI phd students represent France; travel, accommodation, food grant) [Poster]Nice, Grenoble, Paris
  • AAAI 2018. New Orleans, USA
  • Google Natural Language Processing Summit 2017. Zurich
  • Ecole Polytechnique Data Science Summer School 2017 [Recap VAE – GAN] [Poster]. Paris
  • ICLR 2017. Toulon, France
  • NIPS 2016. Barcelone


  • ACL 2019
  • SIGDIAL 2017


Teaching experiences:

Spring 2018

  • Teaching Memory and Machine Learning Course of Master Sciences de la Cognition et Applications (University of Lorraine, Master Erasmus Mundus) [Materials]
  • Co-supervision internship of Master student Ecole de Mines Nancy. Topic ¨Abstractive Summarization with Variational Seq2seq¨

Summer 2017

  • Co-supervision internship of Master SCA Erasmus Mundus. Topic ¨Dialogue Act and Sentiment Analysis on Twitter using Memory Networks¨.


  • “Multi-task dialog act and sentiment recognition on Mastodon”. Christophe Cerisara, Adedayo Oluokun, Somayeh Jafaritazehjani, Hoa T. Le. The International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING-18) (Acceptance rate: 37.4%). Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.[Paper] [Code]
  • “Do Convolutional Networks need to be Deep for Text Classification ?” Hoa T. Le, Christophe Cerisara, Alexandre Denis. Workshop on Affective Content Analysis of the AAAI-18 Conference on Artificial Intelligence (Oral presentation) (Acceptance rate: 20.68%). New Orleans, US. [Paper] [Poster] [Slides] [Code]


  • Research sharing talk at VietAI. Aug 2018. Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
  • Organizing and maintaining Reading Group of Deep Learning & Natural Language Understanding in Synalp team. Feb-May 2018.
  • A review of NIPS 2016 – DeepLoria. Jan 2017.
  • Is Very Deep Convolutional Neural Network necessary for Text Classification? – Synalp. Nov 2016.


Fellowships & Achievements: