Derry Wijaya

Assistant Professor

  • Title Assistant Professor
  • Office MCS 200C
  • Phone 617-353-8919
  • Education PhD, Carnegie Mellon

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.

Website: 
https://derrywijaya.github.io/

Selected Publications:

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.

Derry Wijaya, Brendan Callahan, John Hewitt, Jie Gao, Xiao Ling, Marianna Apidianaki, Chris Callison-Burch. Learning Translations via Matrix Completion. In The 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods on Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2017), Copenhagen, Denmark, September 7-11, 2017.

 

Derry Wijaya and Tom Mitchell. Mapping Verbs in Different Languages to Knowledge Base Relations using Web Text as Interlingua. In The 15th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL 2016), San Diego, CA, USA, June 12-17, 2016.

 

Derry Wijaya, Ndapa Nakashole, Tom Mitchell. “A Spousal Relation Begins with a Deletion of engage and Ends with an Addition of divorce”: Learning State Changing Verbs from Wikipedia Revision History. In The 2015 Conference on Empirical Methods on Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2015), Lisbon, Portugal, September 17-21, 2015.

 

Derry Wijaya, Ndapa Nakashole, Tom Mitchell. CTPs: Contextual Temporal Profiles for Time Scoping Facts via Entity State Change Detection. In The 2014 Conference on Empirical Methods on Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2014), Doha, Qatar, October 25-29, 2014.

 

Derry Wijaya, Partha Talukdar, Tom Mitchell. PIDGIN: Ontology Alignment using Web Text as Interlingua. In The 22nd ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2013), San Francisco, USA, October 27-31, 2013.

 

Derry Wijaya, Partha Talukdar, Tom Mitchell. Acquiring Temporal Constraints between Relations. In The 21st ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2012), Hawaii, USA, October 29 – November 2, 2012.

 

Derry Wijaya and Reyyan Yeniterzi. Understanding Semantic Change of Words Over Centuries. In The Workshop on Detecting and Exploiting Cultural Diversity on the Social Web (DETECT 2011), CIKM 2011, Glasgow, Scotland, October 24 – 28, 2011.

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