Dr. Zachary Lubberts Joins HLTCOE Research Staff

November 15, 2021

The HLTCOE is delighted to welcome Dr. Zachary Lubberts as our newest research scientist. Dr. Lubberts, jointly appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Math and Statistics at the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, is an applied mathematician best known for his work on wavelet analysis and graph analytic techniques. His research […]

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Dr. Reno Kriz Joins the HLTCOE

September 10, 2021

On August 15, 2021 Dr. Reno Kriz was appointed to the Human Language Technology Center of Excellence as Research Scientist. Reno comes to us from the Computer Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied under Chris Callison-Burch and Marianna Apidianaki. Reno’s dissertation investigated generation- and retrieval-based techniques for text simplification. At the […]

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HLTCOE Affiliated Researcher Dr. Vince Lyzinski Promoted

June 29, 2021

HLTCOE affiliated researcher Vince Lyzinski was recently promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Maryland, College Park. The HLTCOE extends our congratulations to Vince on this recognition of the strength of his research on advanced methods of graph analysis. Read the official announcement here.

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Dr. Dawn Lawrie Appointed to WSE’s Computer Science Dept.

June 29, 2021

HLTCOE Senior Research Scientist Dawn Lawrie was honored this month with an appointment as Associate Research Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Whiting School of Engineering. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Lawrie on this recognition of her research in cross-lingual information retrieval and related topics.

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HLTCOE Joins the National GEM Fellowship

March 1, 2021

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, the HLTCOE recently became a member of the National GEM Fellowship program. This program provides graduate engineering scholarships to  candidate students from under-represented groups.  As part of their educational scholarships, GEM fellows participate in internships with their sponsors. By joining GEM, the HLTCOE becomes part of […]

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HLTCOE Team Wins Best Paper Award at Odyssey 2020

December 3, 2020

A team of speech researchers from the HLTCOE won this year’s best paper award at the Odyssey 2020 conference, the premiere international academic / industry conference for speaker and language recognition. The team consisted of Dr. Daniel Garcia-Romero, Dr. Greg Sell, and Dr. Alan McCree. They were selected for this honor for their paper entitled […]

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Dr. David Hunter Joins the HLTCOE as a Visiting Fellow

October 22, 2020

The HLTCOE is pleased to announce that Dr. David Hunter, former chair of the Statistics Department at Pennsylvania State University, will join us this year as a visiting fellow. During his fellowship Dr. Hunter hopes to explore the statistical properties of deep learning models as they’re applied to speech and text processing problems by collaborating […]

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HLTCOE Team Takes First Place in Duolingo MT Competition

October 19, 2020

A team from JHU in May 2020 took first place in a machine translation (MT) competition sponsored by Duolingo, the world’s leading language-learning platform. Led by HLTCOE staff researcher Matt Post and JHU Ph.D. student Huda Khayrallah (CLSP), and spear-headed by COE intern Jake Bremerman (masters student at the University of Maryland, College Park), their […]

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Dr. Peter Viechnicki joins the HLTCOE as its new Director

September 15, 2020

Dr. Peter Viechnicki, a highly respected technologist with extensive experience as a research manager, has been appointed to serve as Director of the Human Language Technology Center of Excellence (HLTCOE).  Viechnicki, who joined the University on 15 September, received his PhD in Linguistics from the University of Chicago with a dissertation in phonetics. He brings […]

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A Dataset to Support Research on Bilingual Lexicons for Machine Translation (MT)

November 25, 2019

Bilingual lexicons (or bilingual dictionaries) are valuable resources for machine translation. For example, when working with technical documents like patents, a bilingual lexicon consisting of technical jargon is important for ensuring that the translation is precise and correct. At the conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) in November 2019, JHU researchers released […]

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