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I am a linguist with a strong statistical inclination. I am also a PhD student at the University of Amsterdam under the supervision of Wilker Aziz.

Currently I am working on (hierarchical) Bayesian models for machine translation and in particular word alignment. These models require efficient inference algorithms. Together with Wilker I have designed a fast Gibbs sampler for our word alignment model. More recently, I have started to work with variational inference using stochastic gradients. This work will be published soon.

  • May 1st 2017: starting a 3 month machine learning internship at the Amazon development centre in Berlin