I am a research scientist leading the research effort of machine translation at Facebook Language Technology. Besides general MT problems, I am particularly interested in social media translation: confidence estimation and user feedback of MT outputs, language identification and user language modeling, etc. I have published papers on machine translation, information extraction, named entity and dialect classification at leading NLP conferences such as ACL, EMNLP, NACCL, COLING, etc., served as MT and Multi-linguality area co-chair (ACL-2015 and NLP-KE 2014), IBM Watson Natural Language Processing Professional Interest Group co-chair (2013-2014) and program committee member, journal reviewer numerous times. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a PhD in language technology.

Interests

Natural language processing, machine translation, language detection, user modeling, machine learning and AI

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