I work at the Language and Translation Technology (LATTE) group in Facebook’s Applied Machine Learning (AML) division. I work in the field of machine translation. My research has been published in top-tier NLP venues like ACL, EMNLP. I participated in several machine translation competitions, obtaining top rankings for Arabic-English and Spanish-English language pairs. I have made contributions to machine translation evaluation using discourse information, winning the WMT2014 metrics evaluation campaign. I obtained my PhD from the ITESM in Mexico, was a visiting scholar at the LTI-CMU from 2008-2009, and participated in DARPA’s GALE evaluation program. I was a post-doc and scientist at Qatar Computing Research Institute in Qatar in 2012-2016.

Interests

Machine translation and natural language processing