“Breaking the Language Barrier with Neural Machine Translation”
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Location – Rusty’s Pizza
5934 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
6:00 PM – Free Pizza, Salad Bar & Beverage
6:25 PM – Central Coast Status
6:30 PM – Professor Lei Li Presents
You are invited to the IEEE Central Coast Event at Rusty’s Pizza on August 17 at 6 PM, where Dr. Lei Li PhD. UCSB – CS, will honor us with his talk “Breaking the Language Barrier with Neural Machine Translation” See Abstract below. Guests are welcome.
Best regards, Ruth Franklin, IEEE Central Coast Chair
Abstract: “Breaking the Language Barrier with Neural Machine Translation”
Machine Translation has been instrumental in modern global business and daily life. A recent study has shown machine translation to be responsible for a 10% rise in trade on global e-commerce platforms. In recent years, machine translation has seen dramatic progress, powered by deep learning methods. This talk will review recent advances of MT technologies for bilingual, multilingual, and speech-to-text translation scenarios, as well as challenges ahead towards MT for every language.
Dr. Lei Li is an assistant professor of Computer Science at UCSB. He has research interests in natural language processing, machine translation, and AI-powered drug discovery. He received his BS from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and PhD from Carnegie Mellon University. His dissertation work on fast algorithms for mining co-evolving time series was awarded ACM KDD best dissertation (runner up). His recent work on AI writer Xiaomingbot received 2nd-class award of Wu Wen-tsun AI prize in 2017. He is a recipient of ACL 2021 best paper award, CCF Young Elite award in 2019, and CCF distinguished speaker in 2017. His team won first places for five language translation directions and the best in corpus filtering challenge in WMT 2020. Previously, he worked at EECS department of UC Berkeley, Baidu’s Institute of Deep Learning in Silicon Valley, and at ByteDance as the founding director of AI Lab. He has served as Associate Editor of TPAMI and organizers and area chair/senior PC for multiple conferences including KDD, ACL, EMNLP, NeurIPS, AAAI, IJCAI, WSDM, and CIKM. He has published over 100 technical papers in ML, NLP and data mining and holds more than 10 patents. He has launched ByteDance’s machine translation system (VolcTrans) and many of his algorithms have been deployed in production (e.g. Tiktok, Toutiao, and Lark), serving billions of users.