Nihal Nayak


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I am a Ph.D. candidate of Computer Science at Brown University. I work with Stephen Bach on learning with limited labeled data and zero-shot learning.

Previously, I worked as a NLP Engineer at Stride.AI. I have also worked with Prof. H S Jamadagni at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) as an Intern and then briefly as a Project Assistant.

CV (Updated in October, 2021)

Email : nnayak2 [at] cs [dot] brown [dot] edu


Apr 10, 2022 New pre-print out: Learning to Compose Soft Prompts for Compositional Zero-Shot Learning!
Jan 19, 2022 T0 was accepted to ICLR 2022.
Jan 13, 2022 Our work TAGLETS was accepted to MLSys 2022.

selected publications

  1. ArXiv
    Learning to Compose Soft Prompts for Compositional Zero-Shot Learning
    Nihal V. Nayak, Peilin Yu, and Stephen H. Bach
    ArXiv 2022
  2. ICLR
    Multitask Prompted Training Enables Zero-Shot Task Generalization
    Victor Sanh, Albert Webson, Colin Raffel,  Stephen H. Bach, Lintang Sutawika, Zaid Alyafeai, Antoine Chaffin, Arnaud Stiegler, Teven Le Scao, Arun Raja, Manan Dey, M Saiful Bari, Canwen Xu, Urmish Thakker, Shanya Sharma Sharma, Eliza Szczechla, Taewoon Kim, Gunjan Chhablani,  Nihal V. Nayak, Debajyoti Datta, Jonathan Chang, Mike Tian-Jian Jiang, Han Wang, Matteo Manica, Sheng Shen, Zheng Xin Yong, Harshit Pandey, Rachel Bawden, Thomas Wang, Trishala Neeraj, Jos Rozen, Abheesht Sharma, Andrea Santilli, Thibault Fevry, Jason Alan Fries, Ryan Teehan, Stella Biderman, Leo Gao, Tali Bers, Thomas Wolf, and Alexander M. Rush
    In International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2022
  3. MLSys
    TAGLETS: A System for Automatic Semi-Supervised Learning with Auxiliary Data
    Wasu Piriyakulkij, Cristina Menghini, Ross Briden,  Nihal V. Nayak, Jeffrey Zhu, Elaheh Raisi, and Stephen H. Bach
    In Conference on Machine Learning and Systems (MLSys) 2022
  4. ArXiv
    Zero-Shot Learning with Common Sense Knowledge Graphs
    Nihal V. Nayak, and Stephen H. Bach
    Technical Report 2020