I have the great pleasure to work with very smart people. Here are some of them.
I’ve joined Khalil’s growing army on 1 January 2015 to work on his Vici NWO project Machine Translators: Teaching Computers to Translate Using their own Words.
I’ve known and worked with Lucia since 2009. I’ve been her intern (2009), PhD candidate (2010-2013) and postdoc (2014). She helped me shape most of my path through research.
In 2009 and again in 2012, I spent some wonderful time working under Marc’s supervision as an intern at XRCE. I also had the honour of having him in the supervisory team of my PhD studies.
Project AI (2018-)
Discrete latent variables in natural language processing.
MSc candidate (2017-2018)
I supervised Bryan’s master’s thesis on generative models of translation.
MSc candidate (2017)
I supervised Sander’s thesis on character-level neural architectures for jointly predictin word alignment and word-internal structure in morphologically complex languages. Sander is now a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh.
I supervised Guido’s BA project on feature-rich unsupervised word alignment. He is now pursuing an Erasmus Mundus master degree in Language and Communication Technologies.
I supervised Iason’s BA project on slice sampling from arbitrary PCFGs. Unfortunately, I did not get to keep Iason around as he left the realms of academia.