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

arXiv - October 22, 2020

Recipes for Safety in Open-domain Chatbots

Jing Xu, Da Ju, Margaret Li, Y-Lan Boureau, Jason Weston, Emily Dinan

ACL - June 22, 2020

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 19, 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

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

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

ACL - July 29, 2019

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

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

ICLR - May 6, 2019

Multiple-Attribute Text Rewriting

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

ArXiv - March 14, 2019

On the Pitfalls of Measuring Emergent Communication

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

ICLR 2017 - April 24, 2017

Learning End-to-End Goal-Oriented Dialog

Antoine Bordes, Y-Lan Boureau, Jason Weston