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March 28–29, 2016: Training
March 29–31, 2016: Conference
San Jose, CA
Stephen Merity

Stephen Merity
Senior Software Engineer, Salesforce Research

Website | @smerity

Stephen Merity is a senior research scientist at Salesforce Research (formerly MetaMind), where he works on researching and implementing deep learning models for vision and text, with a focus on memory networks and neural attention mechanisms for computer vision and natural language processing tasks. Previously, Stephen worked on big data at Common Crawl, data analytics at, and online education at Grok Learning. Stephen holds a master’s degree in computational science and engineering from Harvard University and a bachelor of information technology from the University of Sydney.


12:00pm–12:30pm Tuesday, 03/29/2016
Hardcore Data Science
Location: 210 C/G
Stephen Merity (Salesforce Research), Caiming Xiong (Metamind)
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Stephen Merity, Richard Socher, and Caiming Xiong discuss their recent work on extending the dynamic memory network (DMN) to question answering in both the textual and visual domains and explore how memory networks and attention mechanisms can allow for better interpretability of deep learning models. Read more.