Devamanyu Hazarika

Applied Scientist
Amazon Alexa AI


As an Applied Scientist at Amazon Alexa AI, I specialize in the cutting-edge fields of Conversational AI, Dialog Systems, and Large Language Models. I earned my Ph.D. in 2021 from the National University of Singapore, under the esteemed guidance of Dr. Roger Zimmermann, and had the privilege of mentorship from academic and industry luminaries, such as Dr. Soujanya Poria, Dr. Rada Mihalcea, Dr. Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Dr. Yang Liu, and others.

In the academic community, I have taken on leadership roles as an Area Chair for premier NLP conferences, including ACL 2023, EMNLP 2023, and AAAI 2023/2024. My contributions have been recognized through multiple accolades, such as an Outstanding Reviewer Award at ACL '21, an Outstanding Paper Award from IEEE CIM, and the Research Achievement Award from NUS in 2019.

By actively merging the realms of academic research and practical application, I am committed to pushing the boundaries of what's possible in Conversational AI.

Research Interests: 

Controllable Dialog/NLG: [Preprint] [ACL '22] [AAAI '22]
Efficient NLP: [EMNLP'22] [Naacl '22]
Affective Dialog: [ACL '19] [CC '21]
Domain Adaptation: [Naacl '21]


[07/2023]  Paper at Sigdial 2023 -- Subjective Dialogs
[06/2023]  Area Chair at EMNLP 2023
[05/2023]  SPC Member in AAAI 2024
[04/2023]  Area Chair at SICON 2023
[01/2023]  Paper at EACL 2023 -- Dialog Augmentation.
[01/2023]  Area Chair (Dialog track) at ACL 2023
[10/2022]  Publicity Chair at ACL 2023
[10/2022]  Paper at EMNLP 2022  -- Inducer Tuning.
[07/2022]  SPC Member at AAAI 2023
[04/2022]  2 papers at NAACL 2022 (adapters & robustness)
[01/2022]  Paper at ACL 2022 (on style transfer)
[01/2022]  Joined Amazon Alexa AI to work on convAI
[12/2021]  Defended PhD Thesis 


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