About me

Hi, I’m Alireza Salemi (علیرضا سالمی) [CV].

I am a second-year Ph.D. student at the Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences in University of Massachusetts Amherst. I am working at the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval under the supervision of Hamed Zamani. Previously, I was a B.Sc. student at the school of electrical and computer engineering in University of Tehran, where I worked on natural language processing under the supervision of Azadeh Shakery.

My research interests lie in natural language processing and machine learning when they meet information retrieval, i.e., retrieval-enhanced machine learning (a.k.a, RAG). Recently, I have been working on personalizing large language models, multi-modal information retrieval, multi-modal knowledge grounding, and designing a search engine for all RAG LLMs (like Google for LLMs but tailored to their needs)! Previously, I worked on text summarization, translation, and hate speech detection.