Maria Ryskina she/they

[spelling and pronouncing my name]

Maria standing in front of a window on a cloudy day, smiling at the camera and folding her arms.

I am a postdoc at MIT EvLab, working with Ev Fedorenko and Kyle Mahowald. I recently received my PhD in Language and Information Technologies from Carnegie Mellon University, advised by Matt Gormley, Ed Hovy, and Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick. I work on building machine learning models with cognitively or linguistically motivated inductive biases to answer questions from computational linguistics.

I recieved my BSc and MSc degrees from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Skoltech. I had also spent time at MIT InfoLab (2015) and at DiDi Labs (2020).

I am also a core organizer at Queer in AI.


Oct 7, 2022 GenBench is live! Check out our overview of generalization studies in NLP.
Sep 14, 2022 I defended my PhD dissertation! 🎓

selected publications

  1. ACL
    Phonetic and Visual Priors for Decipherment of Informal Romanization
    In Proceedings of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics 2020
  2. SCiL
    Where New Words Are Born: Distributional Semantic Analysis of Neologisms and Their Semantic Neighborhoods
    In Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics 2020
  3. ACL
    Automatic Compositor Attribution in the First Folio of Shakespeare
    In Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics 2017