Y-Lan Boureau

Research Scientist

I am a research scientist at Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research. I received my PhD from New York University and École Normale Supérieure (within the INRIA Willow project team), working in machine learning and computer vision. Before joining Facebook I did postdoctoral research in experimental psychology and neuroscience at New York University, investigating self-control and meta decision making. I was one of the 2014 junior fellows of the Simons Society of Fellows.


Knowledge representation, and language understanding

Latest Publications

Don’t Say That! Making Inconsistent Dialogue Unlikely with Unlikelihood Training

Margaret Li, Stephen Roller, Ilia Kulikov, Sean Welleck, Y-Lan Boureau, Kyunghyun Cho, Jason Weston

ACL - June 22, 2020

Can You Put it All Together: Evaluating Conversational Agents’ Ability to Blend Skills

Eric Michael Smith, Mary Williamson, Kurt Shuster, Jason Weston, Y-Lan Boureau

ACL - June 19, 2020

The Dialogue Dodecathlon: Open-Domain Knowledge and Image Grounded Conversational Agents

Kurt Shuster, Da Ju, Stephen Roller, Emily Dinan, Y-Lan Boureau, Jason Weston

ACL - June 19, 2020

Recommendation as a Communication Game: Self-Supervised Bot-Play for Goal-oriented Dialogue

Dongyeop Kang, Anusha Balakrishnan, Pararth Shah, Paul A. Crook, Y-Lan Boureau, Jason Weston

EMNLP - November 5, 2019

Revisiting the Evaluation of Theory of Mind through Question Answering

Matthew Le, Y-Lan Boureau, Maximilian Nickel

EMNLP - November 5, 2019

Towards Empathetic Open-domain Conversation Models: a New Benchmark and Dataset

Hannah Rashkin, Eric Michael Smith, Margaret Li, Y-Lan Boureau

ACL - July 29, 2019

Multiple-Attribute Text Rewriting

Guillaume Lample, Sandeep Subramanian, Eric Michael Smith, Ludovic Denoyer, Marc'Aurelio Ranzato, Y-Lan Boureau

ICLR - May 6, 2019

On the Pitfalls of Measuring Emergent Communication

Ryan Lowe, Jakob Foerster, Y-Lan Boureau, Joelle Pineau, Yann Dauphin

ArXiv - March 14, 2019

Learning End-to-End Goal-Oriented Dialog

Antoine Bordes, Y-Lan Boureau, Jason Weston

ICLR 2017 - April 24, 2017