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
[paper] [code] [summary] [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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