Douwe Kiela

Douwe Kiela Head of Research at Hugging Face. Previously, I was a Research Scientist at Facebook AI Research. I received my PhD and MPhil from the University of Cambridge. Before that, I did a BSc in Liberal Arts & Sciences at Utrecht University with a double major in Cognitive Artificial Intelligence and Philosophy; and an MSc in Logic at the University of Amsterdam's ILLC.

My work focuses on machine learning and natural language processing. My research interests lie in developing better models for (grounded, multi-agent) language understanding and better tools for evaluation and benchmarking.

How do I pronounce your name?

DOW-uh KEE-lah. In Dutch, "ou" is pronounced like in loud and "we" like in were, but you can simply call me Dow if that's easier.


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Data & Code

I try to open source everything that I do. If you are looking for a dataset or code and can't find it, please contact me.