My name is Matt Post and I am a researcher at Microsoft, working in their Translator group. For many years prior to that, I was a research scientist at the Human Language Technology Center of Excellence at Johns Hopkins University, where I am still an (adjunct) research professor in the Department of Computer Science and at the Center for Language and Speech Processing. My main research interest is in machine translation, but I like working on practical applied problems in many areas within natural language processing. I advise Rachel Wicks and Liz Salesky.
On the professional volunteer front, I am the director of the ACL Anthology. In the past, I’ve helped organize the manual evaluation of the annual Conference on Machine Translation, served on the NAACL executive board, and maintained the Joshua decoder. I spent 2017–2018 working on Sockeye with the great team at Amazon Research in Berlin.
- (June 14, 2021) After over ten years at JHU, I left to join Microsoft Translator.
- (April 15, 2021) Liz, Dave Etter, and I posted a preprint: Robust open-vocabulary translation from visual text representations [PDF]