I am an assistant professor in computer science and a VENI laureate since September 2016. My research focuses on the statistical modeling of natural languages, with the main goal of improving the quality of machine translation for challenging language pairs.

Interested in my work ? See my Research page.


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  • [Feb 2018]   Invited speaker at the ILCC seminar series (University of Edinburgh).
  • [Dec 2017]   Our paper on Neural versus phrase-based MT quality is now available as an extended journal article on Computer Speech & Language, with L. Bentivogli, M, Cettolo and M. Federico.
  • [Dec 2017]   Two papers accepted at LREC 2018: "Examining the Tip of the Iceberg: A Data Set for Idiom Translation" with M. Fadaee and C. Monz. "Evaluation of Machine Translation Performance Across Multiple Genres and Languages" with M. van der Wees and C. Monz.
  • [Nov 2017]   Invited speaker at the Finnish Workshop on Machine Translation (FinMT 2017).
  • [Aug 2017]   I've become Assistant Professor at LEIDEN UNIVERSITY.
  • [Jul 2017]   Paper accepted at EMNLP 2017: "Dynamic Data Selection for Neural Machine Translation", M. van der Wees, A. Bisazza and C. Monz.

PhD students

  • Ke Tran (2013-), co-supervised with Christof Monz
  • Marlies van der Wees (2013-2017), co-supervised with Christof Monz
  • Marzieh Fadaee (2015-2017), co-supervised with Christof Monz

MSc/BSc students

  • Sharon Gieske (2017), MSc of AI (UvA), co-supervised with Christof Monz
  • Clara Tump (2017), BSc of AI (UvA)
  • Sanne Eggengoor (2017), BSc of AI (UvA)
  • Manon Schriever (2017), BSc of AI (UvA)