I am a graduate student in the Paul G. Allen School for Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, where I am very fortunate to be advised by Noah Smith.

Previously, I completed my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science at Tel Aviv University and briefly worked as a software developer.

In my research I try to find simple methods that make neural language and translation models faster, smaller and more accurate.

Publications (Google Scholar)

You May Not Need Attention
Ofir Press, Noah A. Smith
Preprint
[paper] [code] [bib]

Language Generation with Recurrent Generative Adversarial Networks without Pre-training
Ofir Press*, Amir Bar*, Ben Bogin*, Jonathan Berant, Lior Wolf
1st Workshop on Learning to Generate Natural Language at ICML 2017
[paper] [code] [summary] [bib]

Using the Output Embedding to Improve Language Models
Ofir Press, Lior Wolf
EACL 2017
[paper] [code] [blog post] [summary] [bib]

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Contact me

ofirp@cs.washington.edu