Organised Events

Scientific Committees

2017: ACL, *SEM, CLiC-it, Translation and the Computer, Social MT (at EAMT), MLP
2015: EMNLP, EAMT, WMT (at EMNLP), WNACP (at NLDB), EAMT Best Thesis Award
2014: COLING, LREC, WMT (at ACL), SaLTMiL (at LREC), DeepLP4QApp (at EACL), EAMT Call for Proposals
2013: MT Summit, EAMT Best Thesis Award
2012: LREC, FreeRBMT, Language Resource Merging (at LREC)
2011: FreeRBMT, TextInfer (at EMNLP), EAMT Best Thesis Award
2010: LREC
2008: LREC


Journals: Natural Language Engineering, Artificial Intelligence Journal, Entropy, Language Resources and Evaluation, Machine Translation, Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (TALLIP), IEEE Transaction on Emerging Topics in Computing, Northern European Journal of Language Technology, Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural Journal, National Academy Science Letters

Conferences: PACLIC 2010, IWSLT 2013


  1. Rolf Kuipers, MA student. April - September 2017. Distant Supervised Multilingual Emotion Detection. Co-supervision with Malvina Nissim.
  2. Alberto Poncelas. PhD student. November 2015 - September 2016. Improved data selection for SMT. Co-supervision with Andy Way.
  3. Víctor Sánchez-Cartagena. Seconded Researcher (from Prompsit Language Engineering). December 2015 and April 2016. Neural MT for morphologically-rich languages.
  4. Tommi Pirinen, Postdoctoral Researcher. March 2014 - February 2016. MT for morphologically-rich languages. Now Research Associate at the Hamburg Centre for Language Corpora.
  5. Jorge Ferrández-Tordera. Seconded Researcher (from Prompsit Language Engineering). October - November 2014 and April 2015. Cloud-based language models for MT.
  6. Arefeh Kazemi, Visiting PhD student (from University of Isfahan). November 2014 - February 2015. Depencency-based Reordering in Hierarchical SMT. Co-supervision with Andy Way.
  7. Ximo Planells, Research Assistant. April - October 2014. Automatic MT Retraining in a Web-based CAT Tool. Now engineer at Google.
  8. Aswarth Dara, Research Assistant. July 2013 - June 2014. Active Learning to Minimise Post-editing of SMT. Now PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University.
  9. Keith Curtis, Intern MSc student. June - August 2013. Linguistically-augmented Data Selection for Machine Translation. Now PhD student in DCU.
  10. Santiago Cortés. Seconded Researcher (from Prompsit Language Engineering). March - April 2013. Linguistically-augmented SMT. Now Developer at Ammeon Ltd.
  11. Amir Kamran, Intern PhD student (from University of Prague). September - November 2012. Factored Models in Machine Translation with Limited Domain-specific Parallel Data. Now researcher at University of Amsterdam.
  12. Renu Balyan, Intern PhD student (from IIT Delhi). August - November 2012. Diagnostic Evaluation of Machine Translation for Indian Languages. Co-supervision with Sudip Naskar.
  13. Alejandro Mosquera, Visiting PhD student (from Universitat d'Alacant). April - July 2012. Normalisation of Web 2.0 Texts with Machine Translation. Now Senior Principal Research Engineer at Symantec.
  14. Giulia Sarti, Intern BSc student. 2009. Annotation for a Lexical Substitution Shared Task.

PhD Committees

  1. Examiner for PhD viva. Marina Fomicheva. The Role of Human Reference Translation in Machine Translation Evaluation. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain. 2017.
  2. External examiner for PhD viva. Víctor Sánchez-Cartagena. Building machine translation systems for language pairs with scarce resources. Universitat d'Alacant, Spain. 2015.
  3. Examiner for PhD transfer. Jingyi Han. Phrase Table Expansion for Statistical Machine Translation with reduced parallel corpora: the Chinese-Spanish Case. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain. 2014.
  4. Examiner for PhD viva. César de Pablo. Bootstrapping Named Entity Resources for Adaptive Question Answering Systems. Universidad Carlos III, Spain. 2010.

Invited Talks

  1. Parallel Corpora in (Machine) Translation: goals, issues and methodologies. Time in Translation Kick-off Workshop. University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. June 2017.
  2. MT for Finnish in the Abu-MaTran Project. Workshop on Machine Translation for Morphologically-Rich Languages (FINMT 2016). University of Helsinki, Finland. September 2016.
  3. Machine Translation of Novels. Invited talk at Universitat d'Alacant (Spain). December 2015.
  4. Career Progression: From Postdoc to Research Fellow to major grant holder. Invited talk at the CNGL Showcase, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. November 2014.
  5. Web 2.0, Language Resources to build a Multilingual Named Entity Lexicon. Workshop "Eventualità, temporalità, testualità: aspetti teorici e computazionali". University of Pavia (Italy). November 2009.