About Me

I'm advised by Prof. Dan Jurafsky. I'm a member of the Stanford NLP Group and Stanford AI Lab. I'm interested in generative models for text representation, relation extraction, knowledgebase construction, and mental health applications.
I've also worked with Alon Halevy, Prof. Chris Re and Prof. Keith Winstein on various topics in AI and Systems.

Contact Details

Dan Iter
Palo Alto, CA 94306 US
my full name AT stanford.edu

Education

Stanford University

PhD in Computer Science Present

I am focusing in artificial intelligence and natural language processing. I'm advised by Prof. Dan Jurafsky. I've worked on deep neural network interpretability, distant supervision, localization and mapping, IoT, autonomous driving and object tracking.

Columbia University

B.S. in Computer Science May 2011

I graduated Summa Cum Laude. I did research in information retrieval in social data with Prof. Luis Gravano and Hila Becker. My focus was in systems. I was also a member of Bacchanal.

Work

Google

Reserach Intern June 2018 - September 2018

Entity attribute extraction - a special case of relation extraction where attributes describe searchable aspects of the entity.

Megagon Labs

Reserach Intern June 2017 - August 2017

Advisors: Alon Halevy and Wang-Chiew Tan
FrameIt: A system to quickly build framings and SRLs for exploring large text corpora. In progress of building an ontology of happy moments in HappyDB.

Intel

Software Engineer (R&D) June 2015 - December 2015

I helped design a new highly parallel processor architecture that offers GPU performance on an x86 instruction set. I profiled our design on a number of common machine working workloads.

Infinio

Software Engineer June 20012 - May 2015

As the 9th member of this startup I was involved from our first prototype to our second major product. I worked across the stack including implemented kernel drivers for high performance distributed caching for datacenters, MVC business logic for system managament and even built our light weight cross platform installer.

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Quotes

  • Our opponents maintain that we are confronted with insurmountable ... obstacles, but that may be said of the smallest obstacle if one has no desire to surmount it.

    Theodor Herzl