I’m impressed by the diversity of NLG researchers at Capetown, from a gender, race, and disability perspective. An inspiration the rest of us!
Many NLP (and AI) researchers focus on publishing in conferences, which I think is a shame. Publish in journals instead!
Many students get stressed about their PhD viva (oral exam) even though they are very unlikely to fail. I present some rules and a flowchart to suggest when there is real cause for concern, and when there is not.