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University of Southern CaliforniaViterbi CSUSC NLP


RTH 420

3710 McClintock Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90089

DILL is a lab dedicated to the study of Data, Interpretability, Language and Learning, led by Swabha Swayamdipta. DILL is focused on automatically estimating the quality of datasets for models, efficient pretraining, and semi-automatically building datasets that help models learn better. We also emphasize on special aspects of language that affect dataset quality, such as subjectivity and ambiguity.

Left: DILL in Downtown Culver City in June 2023. Center: DILL at Kenneth Hahn in April 2023. Right: DILL celebrated Thanksgiving 2022 together with guest Ali Omrani and a very good host, Kili (front).


Jun 19, 2023 We had a summer ice cream social at Culver City Downtown with many new members.
Jun 14, 2023 Urja Khurana, a Phd Student from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam is visiting our lab this summer, working on hate speech detection.
Apr 29, 2023 We had a summer barbecue social along with the GLAMOR lab at the Kenneth Hahn State Park.
Apr 18, 2023 We hosted (incoming) Assistant Professor at IISc Bangalore, Danish Pruthi in our lab.
Apr 4, 2023 Sayan and Jaspreet hosted the first DILL Lab Office hours for USC undergrads interested in research.
Mar 7, 2023 Friend of the lab, Suchin Gururangan gave an invited talk at the group meeting.
Feb 28, 2023 DILL attended the ACM Undergrad Research Event to reach out to undergrads and masters students interested in the lab.
Feb 21, 2023 New USC PhD student Jiarui Zhang gave an invited talk at the group meeting.
Jan 24, 2023 Friend of the lab, Eunice Jun gave an invited talk at the group meeting.
Jan 9, 2023 Software engineering PhD student Tooraj Helmi will be a guest at the DILL for the spring semester.
Nov 22, 2022 DILL celebrated Thanksgiving together with a couple of guests (Ali Omrani and Souti Chattopadhyay) at Swabha’s.
Nov 22, 2022 Sayan and Jaspreet presented a brief overview of their research projects at the USC-NLP lunch.
Nov 18, 2022 We attended the SoCalNLP Symposium where Sayan and Jaspreet presented their latest research posters, and Swabha gave an invited talk.
Aug 15, 2022 First day at USC for the entire DILL Lab!
Apr 15, 2022 We now have four new lab members!