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Valentin Malykh

I am Senior Research Scientist at Huawei Hoah's Ark lab

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Who am I

I am NLP Research Head at MTS AI and also doing some research projects with ITMO University, my primary field of study is Natural Language Generation, since NLG seems to be not possible without Deep Learning, DL is my secondary area of interest. If you are a student and looking for thesis supervisor, you could check my teaching page.

I have graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology with Major in Computer Science in 2009. I wrote my PhD thesis also there and defended it at Institute for Systems Programming, Russian Academy of Sciences in 2019. My PhD thesis and synopsis are available here (in Russian). The brief English version of the synopsis is published at ACL in 2019. My publications could be found here. If you want to read any publication, which is listed, but has no link, just write me an email.

I have worked at as an Applied Research Scientist, and have a couple of papers published describing my work there. I’ve worked in Yandex as a ML Engineer. Also I have worked as a Research Scientist at Neural Systems and Deep Learning lab of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, where I participated in research and development of DeepPavlov library. At Huawei Noah’s Ark lab I held position of a Senior Research Scientist. Together with my team we published half a dozen of articles.

I also have experience with Computer Vision & Robotics:

  • I’ve developed CV for a robot, a prototype of Cognitive Technologies driver assistant.
  • Now I am working on medical imaging as part of my teaching experience in ITMO University.

My short CV is available here. The full CV is here.


  • [29.03.2020] CANCELED I will be presenting talk on Zero- and Few-Shot Text Classification at CodeFest in Novosibirsk, Russia.
  • [31.10.2019] I have received my PhD cetrification by Ministry of Higher Education and Science of Russian Federation!
  • [30.11.2018] My new Medium publication on EMNLP proceedings in two parts: first and second
  • [19.01.2018] Second part of previous article on Medium about NLP in 2017.
  • [16.12.2017] My new article on Medium about NLP in 2017.
  • [29.11.2017] My first article on Medium about dialog systems.
  • [24.09.2017] My first radio appearance at Komsomolskaya Pravda station. The record is available here (in Russian).
  • [05.08.2017] My article in RBC about wi(l)dely covered in press FAIR experiment on language creation (in Russian).
  • [17.07.2017] My new article on Habrahabr about word embeddings (in Russian).
  • [02.06.2017] My talk at Dialogue 2017 during Technology Day.
  • [31.05.2017] My talk at Moscow Data Science Meetup.
  • [13.05.2017] My workshop at SPbSU in Petergof.
  • [04.05.2017] I will be lecturer at RuSSIR 2017 summer school.
  • [25.04.2017] I’ve taken part in panel discussion at MBLT conference.
  • [22.04.2017] I’ll be giving lightning talk at MLPrague.
  • [20.04.2017] My new article at about Keras (in Russian).
  • [15.04.2017] My workshop at Higher School of Economics in Moscow.
  • [12.04.2017] I’ve decided to broadcast the updates from my repo with papers to Twitter. So you can subscribe there.
  • [08.04.2017] My workshop in Nizhny Novgorod at Lobachevsky U.
  • [01.04.2017] CANCELED Preliminarily I’ll be tutoring at Lobachevsky State University in Nizhni Novgorod.
  • [03.03.2017] I’ve become a certified NVIDIA Deep Learning Instructor. I’ll announce my workshops in a few weeks.
  • [22.02.2017] My new post at about history of Reinforcement Learning (in Russian).
  • [19.02.2017] I’ve finished tutorship at, all the materials for this course could be found here.
  • [29.12.2016] My new post at about history of AI (in Russian).
  • [04.11.2016] My article at about RNNs (in Russian).