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Veselin Stoyanov

Applied Research Leader with a track record of innovating in AI and NLP to solve real-world problems. Led teams to create industry-standard pretraining and large LM methods such as RoBERTa, XLM-R and MultiRay. Applied these methods to improve online experiences, e.g., reduce the prevalence of hate speech and bullying posts. Experienced in building and motivating high-performing diverse teams and mentoring researchers and engineers.


Facebook / Meta Inc, Menlo Park, CA

Applied Research Scientist Manager
Jul 2018 - Nov 2022
Research Scientist
Jan 2013 - Jul 2018

Project Highlights

Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP), Johns Hopkins University

Assistant Research Scientist
Oct 2010 - Jan 2013


Cornell University

PhD in Computer Science
Aug 2010
MSc in Computer Science
Aug 2006

Advisor: Prof. Claire Cardie. Thesis title: Opinion Summarization: Automatically Creating Useful Representations of Opinions Expressed in Text.

University of Delaware

Honors BSc, with Distinction in Computer Science
May 2002

Graduated Summa Cum Laude; GPA: 4.00/4.00. Minors in Mathematics and Cognitive Science.

Selected Publications

Full publication list available on Google Scholar

Full publication list available on Google Scholar


Outside of work I am an avid runner. I enjoy cooking and all things cullinary and traveling. I love learning languages and can speak Bulgarian, English, Spanish, some Russian, Serbian, Croatian and Japanese.

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