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I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the University of Edinburgh working on fast and high-quality machine translation. The machine translation group won first place in seven of twelve language pairs in the 2016 Conference on Machine Translation. More broadly, I make fast neural networks and language models; see my papers or CV.

According to the New York Times, I am a native speaker of C++ "on semipermanent loan from the Internet" and my t-shirt collection is "threadbare."

In fall semesters, I teach Extreme Computing. This is the most popular elective in the school, with 270 fourth-year undergraduates and MSc students. A few lecture slots are available for companies to give a talk on practical distributed systems with a recruiting slide at the end.

Students interested in studying with me should apply to our MSc+PhD in Data Science, MSc+PhD in Pervasive Parallelism, or PhD. Natural language processing or systems background is a plus.

Brief CV

Bloomberg:Senior Research Scientist
Stanford:Postdoc
Edinburgh:Research Associate
Carnegie Mellon:PhD advised by Alon Lavie
Google:Software Engineer
Caltech:BSc, Mathematics and Computer Science

People

Roman Grundkiewicz
Roman Grundkiewicz
Postdoc
Alham Fikri Aji
Alham Fikri Aji
PhD student
Anna Currey
Anna Currey
PhD student
Soňa Galovičová
Soňa Galovičová
PhD student
Jozef Mokrý
Jozef Mokrý
PhD student
Nikolay Bogoychev
Nikolay Bogoychev
PhD student
(as second supervisor)
Maximiliana Behnke
Maximiliana Behnke
Future PhD student

Funding

European Union Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council The Alan Turing Institute Mozilla Intel Microsoft Amazon Google Facebook eBay