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Veselin Stoyanov

Applied Research Leader excited about turning current powerful AI models into new products that enhance productivity and creativity. Strong track record of innovating in AI and NLP to solve real-world problems. Led teams to create industry-standard pretraining and large LM methods such as RoBERTa, XLM-R and MultiRay and apply them to improve products, e.g., reduce the prevalence of hate speech and bullying posts. Experienced in building and motivating high-performing diverse teams and mentoring researchers and engineers.


Tome AI

Head of ML/AI
Apr 2023 - current

Facebook / Meta Inc, Menlo Park, CA

Applied Research Scientist Manager
Jul 2018 - Nov 2022
Research Scientist
Jan 2013 - Jul 2018

Project Highlights

Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP), Johns Hopkins University

Assistant Research Scientist
Oct 2010 - Jan 2013


Cornell University

PhD in Computer Science
Aug 2010
MSc in Computer Science
Aug 2006

Advisor: Prof. Claire Cardie. Thesis title: Opinion Summarization: Automatically Creating Useful Representations of Opinions Expressed in Text.

University of Delaware

Honors BSc, with Distinction in Computer Science
May 2002

Graduated Summa Cum Laude; GPA: 4.00/4.00. Minors in Mathematics and Cognitive Science.

Selected Publications

Full publication list available on Google Scholar

Full publication list available on Google Scholar


Outside of work I am an avid runner. I enjoy cooking and all things cullinary and traveling. I love learning languages and can speak Bulgarian, English, Spanish, some Russian, Serbian, Croatian and Japanese.

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