Charles University, Czech Republic
Ondřej Bojar is the PI of the ELITR project for the Charles University. He now works as an assistant professor at the faculty. His main research interest is machine translation, but he was also involved in treebanking and lexicographic projects at the department.
Anna Nedoluzhko is a senior researcher at the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics. She has both rich scientific experience with theoretical linguistic research of coreference relations and bridging anaphora in different languages (e.g. in English, Czech, German, Polish, Russian) and practical experience with the management of manual data annotation in the Prague-style corpora.
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Rico Sennrich is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Machine Learning at the Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation, University of Edinburgh. His research is on machine learning for natural language processing, with a special focus on neural machine translation, and his recent research has addressed challenges such as open-vocabulary translation, semi-supervised learning, domain adaptation, and discourse-level translation.
Barry Haddow is a senior researcher in the School of Informatics. His main research area is machine translation, and has covered domain adaptation, evaluation, training and discourse-level MT. In Elitr he will be working on a
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Prof. Dr. Alexander Waibel is Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA and Professor of Informatik at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. At CMU and KIT he heads the Interactive Systems Laboratories with research emphasis in speech processing, handwriting recognition, language processing, speech translation, machine learning, and multimodal multimedia interfaces.
Sebastian Stüker is leading research-group 3-01 ‘Multilingual Speech Recognition’ that is part of inter-ACT at KIT. He has extensive experience in cross-lingual communication and has been working in the field for more than 10 years. He is known for his work on multilingual speech recognition, on strategies when data is insufficient or costly to obtain, and on large scale integrated speech translators.
Jan Niehues is a post-doctoral researcher at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He has extensive experience in machine translation and speech translation. He is known for his work on adaptation to new domains and on neural models in machine translation, especially applied in speech translation.
Dario Franceschini is Chief Technology Officer at Pervoice since 2009. He worked as the Head of R&D in one of the major Italian banking ICT companies, being in charge of the design and management of the development of the main core integration services, and as a Team Leader in the leading Italian telco company, being in charge of the design of the core integration system.
Fabio Brugnara is leader of the Speech Technology group at PerVoice since 2014.
Niko Fostiropoulos is a Founder & CEO of a leading education center in Germany Bildungszentrum and the video conferencing software alfaview®. He studied architecture at the University of Karlsruhe. He has worked several years in the field of architecture and operated especially as an expert for CAD-software. Moreover Niko Fostiropoulos managed an education center in Germany. In 2005 he founded the company, which provides -funded trainings for professional development, further training for companies and extended vocational trainings for individuals. Furthermore, he is also the founder of the company alfaview®. alfaview® a high-quality video conferencing software, which is developed and used for all training of since 2010.