Denis Yarats

Research Engineer

I am a research engineer at Facebook AI Research (FAIR), currently focusing on neural machine translation and natural language processing. Prior to joining Facebook, I led a machine learning team at Quora, and before that I spent some time working on search ranking for Bing at Microsoft.


AI, deep learning, natural language processing and computer vision

Latest Publications

IROS - September 30, 2021

Learning Navigation Skills for Legged Robots with Learned Robot Embeddings

Joanne Truong, Denis Yarats, Tianyu Li, Franziska Meier, Sonia Chernova, Dhruv Batra, Akshara Rai

L4DC - June 7, 2021

On the model-based stochastic value gradient for continuous reinforcement learning

Brandon Amos, Samuel Stanton, Denis Yarats, Andrew Gordon Wilson

ICML - July 12, 2020

The Differentiable Cross-Entropy Method

Brandon Amos, Denis Yarats

NeurIPS - December 2, 2019

Hierarchical Decision Making by Generating and Following Natural Language Instructions

Hengyuan Hu, Denis Yarats, Qucheng Gong, Yuandong Tian, Mike Lewis

ICLR - May 4, 2019

Quasi-Hyperbolic Momentum and Adam for Deep Learning

Jerry Ma, Denis Yarats

ICML 2018 - July 10, 2018

Hierarchical Text Generation and Planning for Strategic Dialogue

Denis Yarats, Mike Lewis

ICML 2017 - August 6, 2017

Convolutional Sequence to Sequence Learning

Jonas Gehring, Michael Auli, David Grangier, Denis Yarats, Yann N. Dauphin

EMNLP 2017 - September 8, 2017

Deal or No Deal? End-to-End Learning for Negotiation Dialogues

Mike Lewis, Denis Yarats, Yann Dauphin, Devi Parikh, Dhruv Batra