25 Apr 2024

Celebrating Arezoo Hatefi's Success

A Journey of Innovation and Collaboration

From left to right: Anton Eklund, PhD student; Mona Forsman, head of R&D; Arezoo Hatefi, PhD; Johanna Björklund, CTO

A Star is Born

Last week marked a milestone for our team here at Aeterna Labs as we proudly witnessed the successful doctoral defence of Arezoo Hatefi, one of our industrial Ph.D. students. Arezoo's achievement not only signifies the culmination of years of hard work and dedication but also highlights the fruitful collaboration between academia and industry that lies at the core of our mission at Aeterna AI.

Her research, conducted in collaboration with Företagsforskarskolan vid Umeå Universitet and supervised by a team of professionals including Frank Drewes, Xuan-Son Vu, and Aeterna's CTO Johanna Björklund has delved deep into the realm of deep learning for news topic identification.

In her dissertation titled "Deep Learning for News Topic Identification in Limited Supervision and Unsupervised Settings," Arezoo explored innovative approaches to categorising news articles into topics of varying granularity, addressing the challenges posed by the dynamic nature of news content and the scarcity of labelled datasets. Her work not only pushes the boundaries of current methodologies but also offers practical applications in areas such as contextual advertising, news monitoring, and event-based topic discovery.

At Aeterna AI, we recognise the importance of staying at the forefront of technological advancements, and Arezoo's research aligns perfectly with that commitment. Her exploration of semi-supervised text classification models and deep clustering techniques opens up new possibilities for enhancing the effectiveness of our algorithms and providing more tailored solutions to our clients.

We are immensely proud of Arezoo's accomplishments and grateful for the opportunity to have collaborated with her throughout. Her dedication and intellect serve as an inspiration to us, reaffirming our belief in the power of collaboration and the possibilities that arise when academia and industry join forces.

As Arezoo embarks on the next phase of her professional life, we have no doubt that she will continue to make significant contributions to the field of artificial intelligence and beyond. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to her and wish her all the success in her future endeavours.

Here's to Arezoo, a shining example of excellence and innovation.

Congrats, Arezoo!