Deep Learning and NLP researcher

Florian is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Language Intelligence & Information Retrieval lab at KU Leuven, led by Marie-Francine Moens, where he works on improving the robustness of language models by integrating brain-inspired planning components. Before that he received his PhD from EPFL and worked in the Natural Language Understanding group at Idiap Research Institute led by James Henderson. His PhD thesis aims to decrease the costs of natural language understanding in terms of processing time (CMOW sentence embeddings and HyperMixer), required labeled data, and hyperparameter tuning.

During his master’s studies, he worked as a student research assistant with Ansgar Scherp at Leibniz Information Centre for Economics - ZBW. He studied several NLP-related topics like topical document classification in digital libraries and citation recommendation.