Curriculum Vitae

Positions

Since 2017 Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Modern Languages, University of Helsinki
Research Annotation of low-resource languages such as Rusyn and Swiss German
Neural machine translation
2013 – 2017 Senior research and teaching assistant (maître assistant), Department of Linguistics / CUI, University of Geneva
Research Automatic modernisation of Slavic historical language corpora using character-level machine translation
Creation and automatic normalisation of a Swiss German dialect corpus using bootstrapping and machine translation techniques
Conception and geostatistical analysis of online surveys on lexical and pronunciation variation in European French
Dialectometrical analysis of Swiss German dialect material, supervision of a Master’s thesis in linguistic geography at the University of Zurich
Teaching Web programming (lecture and lab sessions, BA), Introduction to programming and algorithmics (lab sessions, BA), Natural language processing – linguistic and empirical approaches (lab sessions, MSc), Machine translation (lab sessions, MSc)
Service Organisation of workshops “Discovering machine translation” for secondary school and high school students
Co-organizer of the weekly research seminar at the Department of Linguistics
2015 Lecturer at the Institute of Computational Linguistics, University of Zurich
Teaching Language technologies for scarce resource languages (lecture, BA/MA)
2012 – 2013 Post-doctoral researcher in Computational Linguistics, LabEx Empirical Foundations of Linguistics, Université Paris 7 Diderot
Research Lexicon induction and annotation projection for low-resource languages based on string distance measures, character-level machine translation, and distributional similarity; application to several Germanic, Romance and Slavic languages
Education Participation at LXMLS 2013 (Lisbon Machine Learning School), Lisbon
2012 – 2015 Lecturer in the Master program Linguistics-Informatics-Translation, University of Strasbourg
Teaching Corpus alignment tools for machine translation (lecture and lab sessions, MA)
2006 – 2012 Research and teaching assistant, Department of Linguistics, University of Geneva
Research Preparation of doctoral thesis, involving the digitization of Swiss German dialect atlas maps and the development of a rule-based probabilistic interdialect machine translation system based on finite-state transducers and parsers
Dialectometrical analyses of the digitized Swiss German dialect material
Creation and analysis of corpora for statistical machine translation
Preparation of DEA thesis, involving data collection and the development of
adaptive string distance measures for Swiss German dialects
Participation in the Swiss National Science Foundation research projects Modèle plurilingue de traitement des langues naturelles and MulTra, both directed by Prof. E. Wehrli
Teaching Introduction to programming and algorithmics (lab sessions, BA), Web Programming (lab sessions, BA), Data structures and algorithms (lab sessions, BA), Natural Language Processing (lab sessions, MA/MSc), Empirical methods and script languages (lab sessions, BA/MSc)
Service External jury for high-school exams (maturité) in German, Collège de Genève
2004 – 2005 Student teaching assistant, Institute of Logics, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Neuchâtel
Teaching Introduction to logic for mathematics and computer science students (lab sessions, BSc)

Diplomas

2012 Doctorate in Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, University of Geneva
Title Generating Swiss German Sentences from Standard German – A Multi-dialectal Approach. Advisor: Prof. Éric Wehrli, Grade: Très honorable
Grant Swiss National Science Foundation Fellowship for Prospective Researchers. Funding of a visiting year (2009 – 2010) at the Center for Computational Learning Systems, Columbia University, New York
2007 Diplôme d’études approfondies (Diploma of advanced studies) in Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, University of Geneva
Award ATALA young researcher award for the paper “Transducteurs à fenêtre glissante pour l’induction lexicale”, RECITAL 2008, Avignon
2005 Licence ès lettres et sciences humaines (Licence in Arts and Humanities), Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Neuchâtel
Subjects Linguistics, Logic, Computer Science
Award Werner Günther prize for the best licence diploma of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Neuchâtel
1999 Maturität (High school diploma), Kantonsschule Trogen
Orientation Type A (literary, with Latin and Ancient Greek)