I am a first-year PhD student in Natural Language Processing at ETH Zürich, working at rycolab with Ryan Cotterell. I did my undergraduate in Computer Science at Cambridge followed by two years working in the software industry, before returing to ETH for a masters degree and PhD.
- Formal languages and parsing
- Theoretical capabilities of language models
- Biologically inspired ML like predictive coding
Outside of CS, I like to play Jazz piano. I also enjoy chess and free diving.
Franz Nowak, Anej Svete, Li Du, and Ryan Cotterell. 2023. On the Representational Capacity of Recurrent Neural Language Models. In Proceedings of the 2023 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), Singapore.
Franz Nowak and Ryan Cotterell. 2023. A Fast Algorithm for Computing Prefix Probabilities. In Proceedings of the 61st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Toronto, Canada.