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Soňa Galovičová

Résumé

Hi! My name is Soňa [read as Sonia]. I am a student of the CDT in Data Science programme at the University of Edinburgh. In my PhD I work on Neural Machine Translation under the supervision of Kenneth Heafield.

Before coming to Edinburgh, I obtained a BA degree in Mathematics at Downing College, University of Cambridge.

Education


2016 - present PhD in Machine Translation at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Topic: Coarse-to-fine decoding in neural machine translation.
2015 - 2016 MSc by Research in Data Science at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Distinction (96.8% in the taught courses). Won the Data Science MSc(R) Class Prize.
Thesis topic: Analysis of techniques for coarse-to-fine decoding in neural machine translation. Download (2.7MB)
2012 - 2015 BA Hons in Mathematics at Downing College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Upper second class (69/100). Was awarded the Graystone Scholarship and Jan Hruska Book Prize in 2013 and 2014.
2010 - 2012 International Baccalaureate Diploma programme at Gymnazium Jura Hronca, Bratislava, Slovakia.
Total score: 43/45. Higher levels: Maths (7), Computer Science (7), English (6)

Work Experience


2016 / 2017 Teaching Assistant, Demonstrator and Marker at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Courses: Extreme Computing, Machine Translation, Modern Optimization Methods for Big Data Problems.
summer 2015 Software Engineering internship in Facebook, Menlo Park, CA, USA.
summer 2014 Software Engineering internship in Softwire, London, United Kingdom.

Other


I like to play guitar, sing, listen to music, read stuff (mostly non-academic, unfortunately!), cook and bake.
(And I love dogs, dogs are awesome! )

Contact


You can find me on LinkedIn, or you can send me an e-mail to .

Alternatively, this is my work address:

Office 5.08, Informatics Forum
10 Crichton Street
Edinburgh
EH8 9AB