Myungha Jang

Ph.D., Sr. Machine Learning Engineer at Pinterest


I am a Sr. Machine Learning Engineer at Pinterest. Previously, I was a Senior Research Scientist at Meta (2019-2023) and I earned my PhD in Computer Science, with a focus in Information Retrieval, from UMass Amherst under Prof. James Allan in the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR). Here is a copy of my CV and Google Scholar.

I occasionally write things in my Korean blog So Dabang. I'm also an asipiring Youtuber, though it's not always easy to find time to create new videos when I get busy with work.

How to pronounce my name: You can think of it as pronouncing [Mee-young-ha] fast. Check out my my tutorial video .


Jan. 2024 Our paper "Towards Evidentiality-Aware Retrieval for Abstractive Tasks: Overcoming Abstractiveness in Open-Domain Question Answering," which I collaborated on with a team at Data & Language Intelligence lab at Yonsei University, has been accepted for EACL findings 2024!
Aug 2023 I started a new position at Pinterest as a Machine Learning engineer, working to improve the related pins feed recommendation relevance.
Jan. 2022 I'm serving on a panel to discuss the trend of AI research and career in Silicon Valley at AIAI 2021 workshop .
all. 2021 I gave an invited career talk at Sungshin Women’s University, Ewha Womans University, and Yonsei University.
Mar. 2021 Our U.S. patent, "Methods for automated controversy detection of content", has been granted!
Sep. 2020 Our paper, "Explaining Text Matching on Neural Natural Language Inference" is published in ACM TOIS.
Jul. 2019 I'm serving on a program committee at the 3rd International Workshop on Mining Actionable Insights from Social Networks (MAISoN) 2019, which is co-located with ICTIR 2019, in Santa Clara, CA.
Feb. 2019 I started at Facebook.
Jan. 2019 I successfully defended! My PhD thesis is available online here.
Apr. 2018 Our short paper, "Explaining Controversy on Social Media via Stance Summarization" has been accepted to SIGIR 2018!


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Last modified Date: Jan 22, 2024