Jamshidbek Mirzakhalov

About Me


I am a Master's student at 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.

My current research at the Advancing Machine and Human Reasoning Lab (AHMR) mainly revolves around translation, representation learning and curriculum learning. I am 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

  • October 2020 - Our work on curriculum learning for NLP tasks got accepted to AACL-SRW 2020
  • September 2020 - Initiated the Language Technologies for Central Asia (LTCA) group
  • August 2020 - Enrolled into the Master's program in Computer Science at USF
  • 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