I’m a Data Science PhD student at New York University and a member of ML² Group at CILVR, co-advised by Sam Bowman and Kyunghyun Cho. I’m broadly interested in deep learning, natural language understanding, and information retrieval. Currently, I’m working on learning latent syntactic structures of languages without direct supervision.

I’m interning at Facebook AI Research in summer 2019. I did a summer internship at Grammarly with Joel Tetreault in 2018.

Prior to NYU, I developed Information Retrieval systems at Institute of High Performance Computing in Singapore. Before that, I earned my bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Nanyang Technological University.


  • The Unbearable Weight of Generating Artificial Errors for Grammatical Error Correction.
    Phu Mon Htut, Joel Tetreault.
    The Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications (BEA). 2019.

  • Grammar Induction with Neural Language Models: An Unusual Replication.
    Phu Mon Htut, Kyunghyun Cho, Samuel R. Bowman.
    Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP). 2018.
    Proceedings of the Workshop on the Analysis and Interpretation of Neural Networks for NLP (Blackbox-NLP). 2018. (Extended abstract)
    [Paper] [Code/Output-Parses]

  • Training a Ranking Function for Open-Domain Question Answering.
    Phu Mon Htut, Samuel R. Bowman, Kyunghyun Cho.
    Proceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL): Student Research Workshop. 2018.
    [Paper] [arXiv] [Poster]


  • DS-GA 1011: Natural Language Processing with Representation Learning (Fall-2018)



  • You can refer to me as she/they.

  • I’m originally from Yangon, Myanmar(Burma).

  • You can call me “Phu” (h sound is silent for both my first and last name). Fun fact: I don’t have a family name.