Current students

Sameer Bansal. PhD student, University of Edinburgh (primary advisor: Sharon Goldater)
Sameer did an excellent MSc thesis with me on low-resource speech translation, and is now working with Sharon and me on related problems.
Nikolay Bogoychev. PhD student, University of Edinburgh
Nikolay is working on efficient parallel algorithms for natural language processing.
Federico Fancellu. PhD student, University of Edinburgh (primary advisor: Bonnie Webber)
Federico is working on detecting and handling negation for NLP.
Sorcha Gilroy. PhD student, University of Edinburgh. MSc, University of Edinburgh, 2015.
Sorcha is working on graph grammars and logic for semantic representations.
Moise Lubwimi. UG student, University of Edinburgh
Moise is working on statistical natural language generation.
Naomi Saphra. PhD student, University of Edinburgh. MSc, Johns Hopkins University, 2015.
Naomi is working on representation learning and social media.
Lena Reisinger. MInf student, University of Edinburgh.
Lena is working on non-projective dependency parsing.
Clara Vania. PhD student, University of Edinburgh. MSc, University of Edinburgh, 2015.
Clara is working on morphology and representation learning.
Arthur Verkaik. UG student, University of Edinburgh
Arthur is working on user interfaces for image captioning.
Dominikus Wetzel. PhD student, University of Edinburgh (primary advisor: Bonnie Webber)
Dominikus is working on cross-lingual coreference.
Justas Zemgulys. UG student, University of Edinburgh
Justas is working on semantic parsing with neural networks.

Past students

Michael Auli. PhD 2012, University of Edinburgh. Now at Facebook AI Research.
During our collaboration Michael developed the most accurate known parser for combinatory categorial grammar, a linguistically expressive grammar formalism. After graduation he went on to do excellent work in neural translation modeling.
Iulia Banghea. BSc student, University of Edinburgh
Iulia's honours thesis was on native language identification in second language text.
Despoina Christou. MSc 2016, University of Edinburgh
Despoina worked on natural language generation with neural networks.
Evangelia Lypiridi. MSc 2016, University of Edinburgh
Evangelia worked on natural language generation using phrase-based machine translation.
Katarzyna Pruś. Visiting BSc student, University of Dundee
Katarzyna did an excellent project on natural language generation in summer 2015.
Adithya Renduchintala. PhD student, Johns Hopkins University.
Adi amicably switched advisors after I moved to the University of Edinburgh. We worked together on word alignment and AMR.
Pijus Simonaitis. Visiting MSc student from École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
Pijus worked with us on graph grammars and logics in summer 2016.
Jason R. Smith. former PhD student, Johns Hopkins University. Now at Google.
Jason developed methods to mine translated text from the web much more inexpensively than previously possible, making such data widely accessible and leading to large gains in translation accuracy in many domains. He now works on Google Translate.
Ida Szubert. MSc 2016, University of Edinburgh
Ida wrote an excellent thesis on annotating and automating the alignment of syntactic and semantic structures.

Past student collaborators

Abhishek Arun. PhD 2010, University of Edinburgh. Now at Bing.
Abhishek and I worked with several others on sampling algorithms for translation models.
Juri Ganitkevitch. PhD student at Johns Hopkins University. Now at Google.
Juri and I have collaborated on various machine translation toolkits including cdec and dreamt.
Hua He. PhD student at University of Maryland.
Hua worked with Jimmy Lin and me on GPU algorithms for machine translation.
Hieu Hoang. PhD 2011, University of Edinburgh. Now researcher at NYU Abu Dhabi.
Hieu is the main architect of the Moses machine translation system. I served on his dissertation committee.
Gaurav Kumar. PhD student at Johns Hopkins University.
Gaurav and I worked on speech translation with Sanjeev Khudanpur.
Jonathan Weese. PhD student at Johns Hopkins University. Now at Facebook.
Jonny worked with me on CCG-based machine translation models, and also collaborated on the machine translation toolkits cdec and dreamt.

Colleagues

Phil Blunsom. University of Oxford and Google Deepmind.
Phil and I were senior researchers at the 2010 CLSP workshop, and have worked together on sampling algorithms for machine translation.
Chris Callison-Burch. University of Pennsylvania.
Chris and I co-taught machine translation at Johns Hopkins and worked together with several students.
Trevor Cohn. University of Melbourne.
Trevor and I were senior researchers at the 2010 CLSP workshop.
Markus Dreyer. Amazon.
Markus hosted my summer 2013 sabbatical at SDL Research.
Chris Dyer. Carnegie Mellon University.
Chris and I have collaborated since our days in grad school together, particularly on his cdec translation system and on sampling algorithms for translation.
Barry Haddow. University of Edinburgh.
Barry and I worked on sampling algorithms for translation.
Sanjeev Khudanpur. Johns Hopkins University
Sanjeev and I worked on speech translation.
Jimmy Lin. University of Waterloo.
Jimmy and I worked with Hua He on GPU algorithms for translation.
Nitin Madnani. Educational Testing Service.
Nitin and I worked on hierarchical translation at the University of Maryland.
Christof Monz. University of Amsterdam.
Christof and I worked on hierarchical translation at the University of Maryland.
Matt Post. Johns Hopkins University.
Matt and I co-taught machine translation at Johns Hopkins and worked together on speech translation.

Teachers

David Chiang. University of Notre Dame.
David and I worked together on hierarchical translation, an approach he invented when when he was a postdoc at the University of Maryland and I was a student. I learned much of what I know about machine translation just from reading his elegant code.
Rebecca Hwa. University of Pittsburgh.
Rebecca and I worked together on cross-lingual annotation projection, my first project as a graduate student, while she was a postdoc. She has been my mentor and friend ever since.
Philipp Koehn. Johns Hopkins University.
Philipp was my postdoctoral advisor at the University of Edinburgh from 2008 until 2010, when I joined Johns Hopkins University. In 2014 we switched places: He moved to Johns Hopkins and I returned to Edinburgh. Philipp literally wrote the book on statistical machine translation. We worked together on several projects.
Philip Resnik. University of Maryland.
Philip was my dissertation advisor, and his fingerprints are all over my early projects, even the ones that don't have his name on them. He taught me much of what I know about research without my even realizing he was doing it.

I am conservative about who I add to this list. It includes coauthors and student collaborators. If your information is out of date, please get in touch.