About me

Hi, I’m Jacob. I’m a graduate student in Machine Learning at Mila and data science intern at MSAI.

I completed my undergraduate studies in the honors computer science program at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, where I worked with the wonderful Professor Majid Komeili and TA’d for courses like Introduction to Web Development and Storytelling with Data.

Research Interests

My research focuses on search and exploration in specialized domains as part of the Complex Data Lab, where I’m supervised by Professor Reihaneh Rabbany. I also work on personalized search with MSAI. I’m particularly interested in the following topics:

  • Information retrieval
    • Exploratory/interactive search
    • Entity-oriented IR
    • Personalization
  • Information extraction
    • Low-resource NER
    • Knowledge graph construction from text
  • Legal NLP/IR