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Researcher, Neural Machine Translation
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA

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I'm a Research Staff Member at IBM TJ Watson Research Center since 2015. I received my Diploma (equivalent to Master degree) in 2010 and my Ph.D in Computer Sciences in 2016 from the RWTH Aachen University in Germany. During my Ph.D study, I worked as a research assistant under the supervision of Prof. Hermann Ney on improving statistical machine translation. As part of my Ph.D study, I worked on several international project such as DARPA BOLT, QUAERO or EU-Bridge.

At IBM, I mainly work on deep neural networks and Neural Machine Translation (NMT). Besides my research efforts, I am also responsible for the deployment of both the German to English statistical and neural machine translation systems. I am also working on the topic of low resource language translation as part of the DARPA Lorelei project.

My research focuses on Machine Learning (ML). I am particular interested in deep neural networks and its application for Machine Translation (Neural Machine Translation). More specifically, my research mainly focuses on speeding up the training and decoding process and customizing the models to a specific domain. Besides neural networks and NMT, I am interested in new ML approaches and its application to machine translation.