Elman Mansimov is an Applied Scientist at Amazon Web Services, Human Language Technology group in New York City. He is currently working on improving natural language understanding for conversational chatbots.

Previously, he finished his Ph.D. at New York University where he was supervised by Kyunghyun Cho. His thesis focused on iterative refinement as a general approach for structured prediction with applications to machine translation and molecule generation.

Earlier, he did an undergraduate degree in Computer Science at University of Toronto supervised by Ruslan Salakhutdinov. During that time, he worked on unsupervised learning from videos and developed one of the first text-to-image generative models.

For an up-to-date list of publications, please take a look at his Google Scholar.