Omid Bakhshandeh

PhD candidate at CS Department, University of Rochester

Under supervision of James Allen in Conversational Interaction and Spoken Dialogue Research Group.


Room 627, Computing Studies Building,
University of Rochester,
Rochester, New York

Email: omidb {at}

I'm interested in building intelligent agents capable of performing human-level intelligent tasks. I am mainly focused on deep natural language understanding, with the ultimate goal of building systems which have inferential abilities for interacting with the world via natural language. These days I work on developing computational models of semantics for understanding different aspects of language. Throughout my undergrad, I did research in Robotics and Multi-agent Systems.

NLP Calendar

I'm the new lead of the unofficially official NLP Calendar: After 12 years of the awesome NLP calendar that Joel started, I'm continuing the legacy! Please feel free to propose new conferences and workshops to be added to the list.


Proposing Plausible Answers for Open-ended Visual Question Answering
Omid Bakhshandeh , Trung Bui, Zhe Lin, Walter Chang
arXiv preprint

Learning to Jointly Predict Ellipsis and Comparison Structures
Omid Bakhshandeh , Alexis Welwood, James Allen
CoNLL 2016 [bib]

Towards Broad-coverage Meaning Representation: The Case of Comparison Structures
Omid Bakhshandeh , James Allen
Uphill Battles in Language Processing Workshop, EMNLP 2016 [bib]

Formal Verification of Temporal Questions In the Context of Query-Answering Text Summarization
Nasrin Mostafazadeh, Omid Bakhshandeh , Gholamreza Ghassem-Sani
CAAI 2012 [bib]

Modeling and Simulating of Omni Directional Soccer Robots
Omid Bakhshandeh , Maziar Sharbafi
Journal of Modeling and Optimization 2012 [bib]

Pazesh: A Graph-Based Approach to Increase Readability of Automatic Text Summaries
Nasrin Mostafazadeh, Abolghasem Mirroshandel, Gholamreza Ghassem-Sani, Omid Bakhshandeh
CAAI 2011 [bib]

Bayer-Based Vision System: Image Processing Over an Incomplete Color-Space
Alireza Haghshenas, Maziar Sharbafi, Danial Esmaeeli, Omid Bakhshandeh
IPCV 2010 [bib]

Trajectory Planning Optimization with Dynamic Modeling of Four Wheeled Omni-Directional Mobile Robots
Ehsan Hashemi, Maziar Jadidi, Omid Bakhshandeh
CIRA 2009 [bib]