Derry is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science. She conducts research in natural language processing and knowledge bases, with a focus on machine learning and deep learning applications on these research areas. Her studies include machine translation, which demonstrates how to leverage well-annotated languages to improve the translation of less-annotated ones. She also studies methods for automatically learning the meanings of verbs and extracting information for knowledge base population through analysis of diverse information sources. Prior to joining BU, she conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania. She has a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University and received her Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore.
John Hewitt, Daphne Ippolito, Brendan Callahan, Reno Kriz, Derry Wijaya, Chris Callison-Burch. Learning Translations via Images: A Large Multilingual Dataset and Comprehensive Study. In The 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2018), Melbourne, Australia, July 15–20, 2018.