Kelechi Ogueji
Kelechi Ogueji
Machine Learning Research Engineer working on NLP

About Me

Hello there, I am Kelechi, a thesis-based Master's student in Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, working under Prof. Jimmy Lin. My research is focused on Multilingual Language Models, Information Retrieval, Low-resourced NLP and Transfer Learning.

I am also a student researcher at Google Brain working under Sara Hooker, Julia Kreutzer and Sebastian Gehrmann. My research here is focused on the robustness of pre-trained language models.

Before now, I worked for a couple of years as a Machine Learning Research Engineer at InstaDeep, an AI solutions company headquartered in London. At InstaDeep, I did work around NLP, Recommender Systems, Bioinformatics, Computer Vision, and Federated Learning.

I am also a member of Masakhane, a community of African NLP researchers and stakeholders on a mission to strengthen and spur NLP research in African languages.

Below, you can learn more about my personal interests. You can also reach out using any of my social links (preferrably email) if you want us to work together or if you just wanna say hello. :)


My personal interests include:

  • Music: I have an unhealthy obsession with music. I do not have a particular genre I love, but EDM and Afrobeat stand out. I love creating playlists and you can check them out on my Spotify Account or Apple Music Account. I really wanna play in a band someday!

  • Video Games: I love playing FIFA, a lot lol. I am pretty decent at it, as well (this is me being humble). I also fairly like Mortal Kombat, although I am not so great at it. My best game ever should be Hitman.

  • Football (Soccer): I love playing and watching football. My favorite team is Chelsea, and I almost never miss a game.

  • Poetry: I love to write and read poetry. Although I have not been writing as much as I used to, I am slowly getting back to it.

  • History: I am fascinated by the various events that have culminated to the present. I believe the best ideas and lessons can come from time past.

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