ryan mcdonald

chief scientist



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About

I am interested in language technologies. The core algorithms and models used in things like machine translation, question answering and, more broadly, information retrieval.

I have recently joined ASAPP as Chief Scientist. ASAPP is doing amazing research in NLP and ML applied to customer service and enterprise solutions.

I am also an Associate researcher in the NLP group at Athens University of Economics and Business. Previously I was a Research Scientist in the Language Team at Google for 15 years. Prior to that I did my Ph.D. in NLP at the University of Pennsylvania supervised by Fernando Pereira.

Publications, Thesis, Pre-prints
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Software and Data
Note: I try to answer emails about my software, in particular for MSTParser. However, time constraints limit the amount of requests I can manage.

Teaching

Walking