Dr. Fei Huang is a Principal Engineer / Senior Director at Language Technology Lab, Alibaba Group. He holds a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. He is focusing on multi-modal MT (IM, speech, image and video translation), unsupervised MT, etc. Before joining Alibaba, he led the MT Research at Facebook Applied Machine Learning Department. He was a senior researcher at IBM Watson. he has conducted research in multilingual NLP, machine translation, information extraction and speech recognition. He published numerous papers at AAAI, ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, etc., served as area chairs at ACL and NLPCC, senior program committee member and reviewers of many journals and conferences.
Dr. Bruce Zhang is a Partner Science Manager at Microsoft, where he leads the selection and relevance science team of Microsoft Ads including both e-commerce retails ads and search ads. He has 15 years extensive R&D experience on machine learning, data mining, information retrieval, multimedia content processing and analysis in both academic and industry environments. He authors one monograph book on multimedia processing and data mining, 30+ papers on data mining, machine learning, predictive analysis, and multimedia information retrieval published on leading academic journals and top international conferences with significant citations. Bruce holds a PhD degree in Computer Science from State University of New York at Binghamton.
Dr. Heafield an Assistant Professor in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh where he leads a machine translation group. He wrote the KenLM library for efficient n-gram language modeling and now works to make neural machine translation faster and higher-quality. He holds a PhD from Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science and did a postdoc at Stanford.