IEEE CC Event - 17 August @ 6PM - "Breaking the Language Barrier with Neural Machine Translation"

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Machine Translation has been instrumental in modern global business and daily life. MT has Increased trade on global e-commerce platforms. Recently MT has seen dramatic progress, powered by deep learning methods. Dr. Li 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.


FREE EVENT

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

 

Greetings,  Please join us at Rusty's on August 17th @ 6 PM for the IEEE Central Coast Event Talk "Breaking the Language Barrier with Neural Machine Translation" presented by Dr. Lei Li PhD. UCSB - CS.

Guests are welcome.

Best regards, Ruth Franklin, IEEE Central Chair

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  • Date: 17 Aug 2022
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
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  • Rusty's Pizza
  • 5934 Calle Real
  • Goleta, California
  • United States
  • Room Number: Event Room

  • Starts 29 July 2022 05:14 PM
  • Ends 17 August 2022 05:14 PM
  • All times are (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


  Speakers

Dr. Lei Li Dr. Lei Li of UCSB - CS

Topic:

Breaking the Language Barrier with Neural Machine Translation

Abstract:

Machine Translation has been instrumental in modern global business and daily life. A recent study has concluded a 10% increase of the trade on global e-commerce platforms brought by machine translation. 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.

Biography:

Lei Li is an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at University of California Santa Barbara. His research interest lies in natural language processing, machine translation, and AI-powered drug discovery. He received his B.S. from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Ph.D. 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-tsün 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.