Jamshidbek Mirzakhalov

About Me

I am a recent Master's graduate from the University of South Florida (USF) with a research focus in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning. I have obtained my Bachelor's degree from USF in 2020 with a major in Computer Science. I have a particular interest in Neural Machine Translation in the context of low-resource languages as well as cross-lingual representation learning for multilingual NLU tasks.

Currently, I lead some research efforts with the Turkic Interlingua community on low-resource NLP problems. During my Master's degree, my research at the Advancing Machine and Human Reasoning Lab (AHMR) and Social Computing Lab mainly revolved around language models, neural machine translation, and evaluation. I was co-advised by Dr. Sriram Chellappan and Dr. John Licato

Previously, I have had an opportunity to explore a variety of research areas. During the summers of 2020 and 2019, I worked as an intern at Salesforce and IBM Research respectively. At Salesforce, I developed, tested and deployed features for the Salesforce Blockchain (BCP) team. At IBM Research, I worked under the supervision of Dr. Rong Chang in Financial Services (FSS) team. My work involved creating a general purpose framework for automatic build, deployment and migration of ML capabilities through API Services. Through my sophomore undergraduate year, I worked and contributed to projects related to Use of Gamification in Epidemiology led by Dr. Ryan Carney and Brain Drone Race Simulation led by Dr. Marvin Andujar.

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Recent news

  • September 2021 - Joined Salesforce in San Fransisco, CA as a full-time Software Engineer
  • August 2021 - Graduated from the Master's program in Computer Science at USF
  • September 2020 - Started a community around language technologies for Turkic languages. Check it out: Turkic Interlingua
  • May 2020 - Joined Salesforce in San Fransisco, CA as a Software Engineering Intern
  • Jan 2020 - Recognized as Top 50 Inspirational Hackers of 2020 by MLH. Read here
  • Nov 2019 - First author extended abstract accepted to HCII 2020
  • Nov 2019 - Accepted an offer from Salesforce to join their Emerging Tech team as a summer intern
  • Oct 2019 - Awarded "Best Use of Google Cloud Platform" at HackGT 6. Check out the project here
  • Sep 2019 - Awarded "Best Growth Over Time" at PennApps XX. Check out the project here
  • May 2019 - Joined IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, NY as a Research Intern