Devamanyu Hazarika

Amazon Alexa AI

Sunnyvale, California


I am an Applied Scientist at Amazon Alexa AI, working in the Conversation Modeling Science Team led by Dilek Hakkani-Tur. We research on Conversational AI and help improve social conversational skills of Alexa.

I received my Ph.D. degree from National University of Singpaore in 2021, advised by Dr. Roger Zimmermann, and mentored by Dr. Soujanya Poria and Dr. Rada Mihalcea.

I have served as an Area Chair (or equivalents) in ARR Feb '22, AAAI '23, as PC in multiple conferences including ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, AAAI, etc., and have received awards that include Outstanding Reviewer for ACL '21, Outstanding Paper (IEEE CIM), Research Achievement Award (NUS '19), etc.

Research Interests: I work in ConvAI, mainly focusing on open-domain dialogs. My research aims to improve dialog applications through affective understanding and knowledge grounding. I am also interested in topics related to robust and efficient NLP.

Controllable NLG: [ACL '22] [AAAI '22]
Parameter-Efficient NLP: [Naacl '22]
Affective Dialog: [ACL '19] [CC '21]
Domain Adaptation: [Naacl '21]


[10/2022] I shall serve as Publicity Chair at ACL 2023
[10/2022] Oral paper (Inducer-Tuning) accepted at EMNLP 2022
[07/2022] I shall serve in the SPC at AAAI 2023
[04/2022] 2 papers (on adapters and robustness) accepted at NAACL 2022
[01/2022] 1 paper (on style transfer) accepted at ACL 2022
[01/2022] Joined Amazon Alexa AI to work on convAI
[12/2021] Defended PhD Thesis
[02/2021] 1 paper accepted at NAACL 2021