Hey there, I'm Alex! I'm a software engineer, researcher, and educator in natural language processing. I'm currently (late 2020) taking a little sabbatical, but until recently I worked on Google Translate, and previously did a few other things around Google too, including with the speech recognition group at Google Research. Before that, I helped with developer tools like GWT and the related IDE tooling.
I did my doctorate 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.