I am a research scientist at the Human Language Technology Center of Excellence and in the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University. I am mostly (but not exclusively) interested in applied research problems stemming from real problems encountered by people, from researchers to regular folks. Machine translation occupies most of my time, but I also like grammar correction, parsing, and many other topics within natural language processing
I am the director of the ACL Anthology. For a number of years, I’ve helped organize the manual evaluation of the annual Conference on Machine Translation. I was a member of the NAACL executive board for the 2015-–2016 term, and was one of the ACL 2018 area chairs for machine translation. I also used to maintain the Joshua decoder, but now I mostly work on Sockeye.