Hi, I’m a PhD student at the University of Copenhagen. My thesis project spans the boundaries of computer vision and natural language processing where I hope to analyse images using language. My advisors are Serge Belongie at the University of Copenhagen and Ryan Cotterell at ETH Zürich. I am also affiliated with Icelandic language technology company Miðeind ehf. In the last couple of years my work has focused on question answering for Icelandic (dataset, OpenQA), neural machine translation and language modeling for Icelandic.

Currently I’m working on fine grained visual categorization by means of generating captions for bird parts, sentiment analysis in tweets with regards to geological events, machine translation for Icelandic, grammatical error correction and investigating approaches for bootstrapping Faroese NLP via transfer learning from the Nordic languages. If you would like to discuss these topics, or others, feel free to send me an email.

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Interests
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Computer Vision
Education
  • PhD Fellow in Computer Science, 2022 -

    University of Copenhagen

  • MSc in Computer Science, 2021

    University of Iceland

  • BA in Philosophy, 2012

    University of Iceland

  • BSc in Mathematics, 2011

    University of Iceland