I am a Research Staff Member in the Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) Group at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.
My research interests include search algorithms for SMT (in particular dynamic-programming (DP) based algorithms). Here, I have been working on beam search algorithms for extracting parallel sentence pairs from comparable data.
In additition, I have been working on a simple, so-called block-based segmentation model for phrase-based SMT. That work has resulted in a first successful experiment with a linear model which relies entirely on binary feature functions.