Paul Soulos

I am a PhD student studying Computational Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University. My main area of focus is compositionality, generalization, and disentangled representations in neural networks. My PhD advisors are Paul Smolensky and Leyla Isik.

Before entering graduate school, I worked as a software engineer at Google and Fitbit. My focus at these companies was on wearables and health technology.

CV  / GitHub  /  Google Scholar

profile photo


My work intersects Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning, and Neuroscience.

project image

Disentangled Face Representations in Humans and Machines

Paul Soulos, Leyla Isik
Conference on Cognitive Computational Neuroscience, 2022

project image

Structural Biases for Improving Transformers on Translation into Morphologically Rich Languages

Paul Soulos, Sudha Rao, Caitlin Smith, Eric Rosen, Asli Celikyilmaz, R. Thomas McCoy, Yichen Jiang, Coleman Haley, Roland Fernandez, Hamid Palangi, Jianfeng Gao, Paul Smolensky
Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Technologies for MT of Low Resource Languages (LoResMT2021), 2021
arxiv /

project image

Enriching Transformers with Structured Tensor-Product Representations for Abstractive Summarization

Yichen Jiang, Asli Celikyilmaz, Paul Smolensky, Paul Soulos, Sudha Rao, Hamid Palangi, Roland Fernandez, Caitlin Smith, Mohit Bansal, Jianfeng Gao
Proceedings of the 2021 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, 2021
arxiv /

project image

Discovering the Compositional Structure of Vector Representations with Role Learning Networks

Paul Soulos, R. Thomas McCoy, Tal Linzen, Paul Smolensky
Proceedings of the Third BlackboxNLP Workshop on Analyzing and Interpreting Neural Networks for NLP, 2020
arxiv / code /

project image

Learning to generalize like humans using basic-level object labels

Joshua C Peterson, Paul Soulos, Aida Nematzadeh, Thomas L Griffiths
Journal of Vision, 2019
arxiv /

Design and source code from Jon Barron's website