Julia Kreutzer

Research Scientist at Google

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About Me

I’m a research scientist at Google Research, Montreal, where I work on improving machine translation. I’m generally interested in the intersection of natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning.

In my PhD (Heidelberg University, Germany) I investigated how reinforcement learning algorithms can be used to turn weak supervision signals from users into meaningful updates for a machine translation system.

One of my long-term goals is to make research in NLP more accessible, along multiple dimensions:

  1. Underresourced NLP: Produce research outcomes for underresourced languages, such that not only English-speaking users can benefit from the progress we’re making in NLP.
  2. Novices: Reduce the entry burdens (in terms of coding and research practices) for novices in the field, especially for new students or researchers from other related areas.
  3. Science outreach: Get the general public, especially highschool students, more interested in research in machine learning to grow a better understanding of what our current methods look like and where their limitations are.

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