I’m a PhD student at the University of Copenhagen working on natural language processing and computer vision. 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, neural machine translation and language modeling for Icelandic.

Currently I’m working on fine grained visual categorization by generating descriptive captions, sentiment analysis in tweets with regards to geological events, machine translation for Icelandic, grammatical error correction, language specific adapations of large language models, 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.




You can reach me at vesteinn.snaebjarnarson@gmail.com