I am currently a fourth-year PhD student at BIU's NLP lab under the supervision of Prof. Yoav Goldberg. My master's thesis, concerning text classification and machine translation quality estimation, was carried under the supervision of Prof. Moshe Koppel. My main interests are at the intersection of machine learning and natural language processing, with a soft spot for machine translation and sequence-to-sequence models in general. When not working on NLP research you can usually find me on the mat practicing or teaching Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

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News & Activities

(Aug 2019) Traveling to Florence to present our work on gender-aware NMT in the 1st ACL workshop on gender bias in NLP
(Jul 2019) Serving as a tutor in the Lisbon Machine Learning Summer School (LxMLS 2019)
(Jun 2019) Traveling to Minneapolis to present in NAACL
(Apr 2019) Reviewing for ACL
(Mar 2019) Reviewing for the 1st NeuralGen workshop
(Feb 2019) Long paper accepted to NAACL 2019 (internship project with Google Translate)
(Oct 2018) Invited talk in ISCOL
(Jul 2018) Traveling to Melbourne to present our work in ACL
(Jun 2018) Interning with Melvin Johnson and Orhan Firat, Google Translate team, Mountain View, California
(Jun 2018) Reviewing for EMNLP, CONLL
(Apr 2018) Reviewing for ACL SRW, 2nd NMT workshop
(Mar 2018) Reviewing for ACL
(Oct 2017) Invited talk in Google Research Tel-Aviv
(Sep 2017) Traveling to Zurich for Google NLP Summit
(Aug 2017) Traveling to Vancouver to present two papers in ACL
(May 2017) Reviewing for CoNLL
(Nov 2016) Invited talk in IBM Research Tel-Aviv
(Aug 2016) Traveling to Berlin to present our work on Morphological Reinflection in ACL
(Oct 2015) Attending the DL4MT winter school in Dublin
(Jul 2015) Attending LxMLS in Lisbon
(Apr 2015) Founded the Israeli Natural Language Processing Meetup. Join us!


Massively Multilingual Neural Machine Translation
Roee Aharoni, Melvin Johnson, Orhan Firat
NAACL 2019

Split and Rephrase: Better Evaluation and a Stronger Baseline
Roee Aharoni, Yoav Goldberg
ACL 2018

Towards String-to-Tree Neural Machine Translation
Roee Aharoni, Yoav Goldberg
ACL 2017 and the 1st Workshop on Neural Machine Translation

Morphological Inflection Generation with Hard Monotonic Attention
Roee Aharoni, Yoav Goldberg
ACL 2017

Improving Sequence to Sequence Learning for Morphological Inflection Generation: The BIU-MIT Systems for the SIGMORPHON 2016 Shared Task
Roee Aharoni, Yoav Goldberg, Yonatan Belinkov
SIGMORPHON Workshop, ACL 2016 (system paper, 2nd place out of 9 teams)

Automatic Detection of Machine Translated Text and Translation Quality Estimation
Roee Aharoni, Moshe Koppel, Yoav Goldberg
ACL 2014


Automatic Detection of Machine Translated Text and Translation Quality Estimation
Roee Aharoni
Bar Ilan University, 2015


Unsupervised neural machine translation: Are we there yet?
Machine & Deep Learning Israel Meetup

Attention Models for NLP
video (Hebrew)
ML Papers, Please Meetup

An interview on natural language processing
text (Hebrew)
Machine Learning Israel

Intro to Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing
Intel research seminar & PyData Berlin

Neural Machine Translation
BIU ML seminar

Towards Improving Machine Translation and Speech Recognition with Discriminative Fluency Classification
Intel ICRI-CI retreat

Intro to Statistical Machine Translation
slides (Hebrew)