Hey there, I'm Alex! I'm a software engineer, researcher, and occasional educator! These days I work on Google Translate, though I've been known to work on a few different projects while sitting on a big colorful ball.
I did my doctoral work at Indiana University with Michael Gasser and Sandra Kübler, working on tools for machine translation for under-resourced languages. I'm excited about improving translation for these under-resourced and under-represented languages, both by simply collecting more training data, and through making better use of the training data that we already have. I also occasionally contribute to NLTK.