4.04 Informatics Forum
School of Informatics
10 Crichton Street
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, EH8 9AB, UK
- (office) +44 (0)131 650-4453
I am an EPSRC Innovation Fellow
the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation (ILCC)
School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh.
I have been working in the field of machine translation on many different sub-fields including reordering, evaluation, semantics, and spoken language translation. My recent interests have focussed on neural machine translation where advances using sub-word units and monolingual data have beaten state-of-the-art baselines.
More generally I am interested in how computational linguistics and machine learning can
be combined to provide compelling NLP applications.
Most of my work is done in conjunction with the
group and the
- 30/7/2019 I gave a workshop on machine learning at KwaZulu Natal University
- 1/2/2019 Welcome to three new PhD students: Arturo Oncevay, Christos Baziotis, and Tom Pelmaeker.
- 5/11/2018 Welcome to Rachel Bawden who will be working on MTStretch!
- 1/11/2018 I gave the keynote talk at WMT 2018. Here are the slides: Slides
- Co-ordinator of H2020 Project called GoURMET (2019-2021): Low-Resource Machine translation, with the BBC, Deutsche Welle, Alicante and Amsterdam.
- Principle investigator of an EPSRC Innovation Fellowship called MTStretch (2018-2021): Low-resource Machine Translation, with the BBC World Service.
- Principle investigator in a project collaborating with Samsung (2015-Ongoing).
- I was project manager for an EU big data media monitoring project (2016-2019): SUMMA, Scalable Understanding of Multilingual MediA
- Workpackage leader in the Health in my Language project (HimL), an EU2020 ICT 17 project (2015-2018)
- Co-ordinating Edinburgh's participation in Translation of Massive Open Online Courses (TraMOOC), an EU2020 ICT 17 project which is running from (2015-2016)
I also have a Google Scholar
- The LRscore for measuring the quality of word order. Please see the included README for details.
- Giving a talk on Neural MT in Edinburgh at Amazon in Berlin, March, 2017
- Presented the SUMMA project and neural machine translation at the MESA (Media & Entertainment Services Alliance) event in London, Feb, 2017
- Presented a Workshop on Neural Machine Translation at AMTA with Rico Sennrich and Marcin Junczys-Dowmunt, Texas, November, 2016
- Presented the SUMMA project and neural machine translation at LT-Accelerate in Brussels, Nov, 2016
- Seminar on SMT and SLT in Samsung, Warsaw, August, 2014
- Guest lecture in SMT course, Edinburgh, March, 2014
- Seminar at Stirling University on SMT and Spoken Language Translation, Stirling, Oct, 2013
- Tutorial on Phrase-Based Decoding, MT Marathon, Prague, Sept, 2013
- Presentation at SEECAT summer workshop on Spoken Language Translation, Copenhaguen, May, 2013
- Tutorial on IBM Models and Word Alignment, MT Marathon, Edinburgh, UK 2007
- Organising the first workshop on Neural Machine Translation with , Vancouver, August, 2017
- Machine Translation and Multilingual Area Chair, EACL, 2017
- Tutorial chair for ACL 2016, EMNLP, 2017
- Ongoing reviewing for computational linguistics conferences and journals including: NAACL, EMNLP, ACL, TACL and MT Journal.
- PhD in School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh 2011
- Masters of Computer Science with distinction, University of Edinburgh 2005
- Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Computer Science, University of Cape Town, South Africa 1996
December 2001 - July 2004: Analyst programmer for Trymedia Systems, Alicante, Spain
January 2000 - July 2001: Analyst programmer for American Management Systems, Madrid, Spain
December 1997 - December 1998: Analyst programmer for Toggle Ltd, London, UK