Department of International Economics, Government and Business

Associate professor

Room: POR/24.A-1.70

Nicolai’s research and teaching focus on strategy and technology. He is interested in how companies formulate and implement strategies, particularly in international settings, and how technologies from social media to machine learning and AI can help companies achieve strategic objectives and improve operational performance.

Primary research areas
  • International business strategy
  • Social media analysis
  • Applied machine learning
  • Natural language processing
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Other teaching activities

Nicolai teaches courses in strategy, strategy implementation, as well as technology strategy and machine learning. He has taught in executive, graduate and undergraduate programs. Nicolai is a recipient of the “Excellence in Teaching” award from the Danish Society for Education and Business.

Selected publications

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Borna Jafarpour; Nicolai Pogrebnyakov; Dawn Sepehr / Active Curriculum Learning
In: InterNLP 2021. First Workshop on Interactive Learning for Natural Language Processing: Proceedings of the Workshop. Stroudsburg, PA : Association for Computational Linguistics 2021, p. 40-45
Article in proceedings > peer review
Nicolai Pogrebnyakov; Shohreh Shaghaghian / Predicting the Success of Domain Adaptation in Text Similarity
In: The 6th Workshop on Representation Learning for NLP: Proceedings of the Workshop (REPL4NLP 2021). Stroudsburg, PA : Association for Computational Linguistics 2021, p. 206-212
Article in proceedings > peer review
Shohreh Shaghaghian; Luna Yue Feng; Borna Jafarpour; Nicolai Pogrebnyakov / Customizing Contextualized Language Models for Legal Document Reviews
In: Proceedings - 2020 IEEE International Conference on Big Data. Big Data 2020. ed. /Xintao Wu; Chris Jermaine; Li Xiong; Xiaohua Hu; Olivera Kotevska; Siyuan Lu; Weija Xu; Srinivas Aluru; Chengxiang Zhai; Eyhab Al-Masri; Zhiyuan Chen; Jeff Saltz. Los Alamitos, CA : IEEE 2020, p. 2139-2148
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Nicolai Pogrebnyakov / Unsupervised Domain-agnostic Identification of Product Names in Social Media Posts
In: Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data. ed. /Naoki Abe; Huan Liu; Calton Pu; Xiaohua Hu; Nesreen Ahmed; Mu Qiao; Yang Song; Donald Kossmann; Bing Liu; Kisung Lee; Jiliang Tang; Jingrui He; Jeffrey Saltz. Los Alamos, CA : IEEE 2019, p. 3711-3716
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Nicolai Pogrebnyakov; Edgar A. Maldonado / Didn't Roger That : Social Media Message Complexity and Situational Awareness of Emergency Responders.
In: International Journal of Information Management, Vol. 40, 6.2018, p. 166-174
Journal article > peer review
Nicolai Pogrebnyakov / A Cost-based Explanation of Gradual, Regional Internationalization of Multinationals on Social Networking Sites
In: M I R: Management International Review, Vol. 57, No. 1, 2.2017, p. 37-64
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Nicolai Pogrebnyakov; Edgar Maldonado / Identifying Emergency Stages in Facebook Posts of Police Departments with Convolutional and Recurrent Neural Networks and Support Vector Machines
In: Proceedings. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data: IEEE Big Data 2017. . ed. /Jian-Yun Nie; Zoran Obradovic; Toyotaro Suzumura; Rumi Ghosh; Raghunath Nambiar; Chonggang Wang; Hui Zang; Ricardo Baeza-Yates; Xiaohua Hu; Jeremy Kepner; Alfredo Cuzzocrea; Jian Tang; Masashi Toyoda. Los Alamitos, CA : IEEE 2017, p. 4343-4352
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Nicolai Pogrebnyakov; Jonas D. Kristensen; Jens Gammelgaard / If you Come, Will they Build it? : The Impact of the Design and Use of a Performance Management System on Researcher Motivation.
In: Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Vol. 43, No. January-March, 2017, p. 67-82
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Irene J. Petrick; Carleen Maitland; Nicolai Pogrebnyakov / Unpacking Coordination Benefits in Supply Networks : Findings from Manufacturing SMEs.
In: Journal of Small Business Management, Vol. 54, No. 2, 2016, p. 582–597
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Annemijn F. van Gorp; Nicolai Pogrebnyakov; Edgar A. Maldonado / Just Keep Tweeting : Emergency Responder's Social Media Use Before and During Emergencies.
In: ECIS 2015 Proceedings. ed. /Jörg Becker; Jan vom Brocke; Marco De Marco. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) 2015 (Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems)
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2019 - Ongoing

Thomson Reuters
Toronto, Canada

Senior AI Researcher
Research and implement AI and machine learning algorithms in natural language processing in the legal domain