KC Tsiolis

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M.Sc. Student in Mathematics at McGill University and Mila

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Welcome!

My name is Konstantinos Christopher (“KC”) Tsiolis. I am a first-year M.Sc. student in Mathematics and Statistics at McGill University and Mila under the supervision of Adam Oberman. My current research is on self-supervised learning, deep learning theory (with a focus on random matrix analyses), and causal inference.

I graduated with a B.Sc. from McGill in Honours Mathematics and Computer Science in 2021, which is also when I began working with my current supervisor. During my first two summers of undergraduate studies I was a research assistant in natural language processing (NLP) under the supervision of Jackie Cheung, where I worked on word representation learning and computational pragmatics.

CV

You can view my CV here.

Publications

Jingyi He, KC Tsiolis, Kian Kenyon-Dean, and Jackie Chi Kit Cheung. 2020. Learning Efficient Task-Specific Meta-Embeddings with Word Prisms. Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Computational Lingusitics, pages 1229-1241. [pdf]

Course Projects

KC Tsiolis. 2020. A Brief Survey of Semi-Supervised Learning and Its Application in Natural Language Processing. McGill University COMP 599 / MATH 597 (Statistical Learning Theory) Final Project. [pdf]

KC Tsiolis. 2019. No Context Left Behind: Meta-Embeddings with Word Vectors Trained on Different Notions of Context. McGill University COMP 400 Honours Research Project. [pdf]

Research Summaries

KC Tsiolis. 2020. Quantifier Scope Disambiguation. Summary of research conducted in Summer 2020 under the supervision of Jackie Cheung. [pdf]

KC Tsiolis. 2019. Dual Representations of Words with Asymmetric Contexts. Summary of research conducted in Summer 2019 with Jingyi He and Edward Newell, supervised by Jackie Cheung. [pdf]

Teaching

Fall 2022: Teaching Assistant for MATH 222 (Calculus 3) at McGill Unversity

Fall 2021: Course Assistant for COMP 251 (Algorithms and Data Structures) at McGill University

Poetry

Writing is one of my favourite hobbies. Below is a selection of some poems that I have written:

“Tomorrow” (performed at the Vanier College poetry slam in 2017)

“Hero” (performed at the Vanier College poetry slam in 2018)