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March 28–29, 2016: Training
March 29–31, 2016: Conference
San Jose, CA
Joseph Turian

Joseph Turian
Principal Engineer, Workday

Website | @turian

Joseph Turian is currently a principal engineer at Workday. He headed the machine-learning consultancy MetaOptimize LLC and founded the startup UPSHOT (acquired by Workday), which allowed users to query enterprise data from a mobile device using natural language.

Joseph holds a PhD in computer science from New York University, where his research focused on machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP). He has over 14 refereed academic publications in top NLP and ML conferences, with more than 1,700 citations. During his graduate studies, he developed a fast, large-scale machine-learning method for parsing natural language. He received his AB from Harvard University in 2001. He is an advocate for open-notebook science, releasing his research code on his GitHub, and for broader scientific collaboration through the Internet.


4:20pm–5:00pm Thursday, 03/31/2016
Data Innovations

Location: LL21 E/F
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Joseph Turian (Workday), Alex Nisnevich (Bayes Impact)
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Next-gen UIs will allow people to use plain English to interact with software. However, current published research focuses on abstract understanding, not on translating English into concrete software actions. Joseph Turian and Alex Nisnevich outline UPSHOT's English-to-SQL semantic parser and demonstrate how to build your own English-to-“your software application” parser. Read more.