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Institut für Computerlinguistik

Talks, Tutorials etc.





  • January 26, 2022: Invited talk at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona. topic: Recent works on Minimum Bayes Risk decoding in machine translation.
  • November 24, 2021: Invited talk at the NLP Meetup Zurich, topic: A Casual Q&A Session on Machine Translation.
  • October 22, 2021: Invited lecture at the University of Berne, Switzerland, on recurrent neural networks. Recording.
  • October 8, 2021: Invited talk in the SIGTYP lecture series, Exploring a Sampling-based Alternative to Beam Search. More info and recording.
  • August 16, 2021: Invited talk at the LoresMT workshop of MT Summit 2021, On Meaningful Evaluation of Machine Translation Systems.
  • March 3, 2021: Invited talk at NLPWithFriends about scientific progress in machine translation, more info and recording.
  • October 28, 2019: Gave a "no-nonsense" talk about current topics in MT research at the fifth MT meetup in Zurich.
  • 3 May, 2018: Invited talk at BrainHack Zurich: Neural Machine Translation.
  • September 14, 2017: Talk at GSCL finals for GSCL thesis award: Treatment of Markup in Statistical Machine Translation.
  • November 7, 2016: Invited talk at Weiterbildungsseminar Akustika (Olten, Switzerland): Schreien im Labor - Sprecheridentifizierung und forensische Phonetik.
  • May 22, 2016: Talk at the Jozef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana on Crowdsourcing Linguistic Resources.



Between 2017 and 2021 together with Jeannette Roth I have taught numerous workshops for highschool students with the main goal of showcasing what studying Computational Linguistics and being a Computational Linguist is like.

  • December 6, 2019: Workshop on Machine Learning/NLP for the data journalism team of Tamedia, taught together with Simon Clematide and Manfred Klenner.
  • May 8, 2019: Teaching a workshop on neural networks for PhD students from various corners of the UZH. More info to appear here:
  • January 2019: Workshop on Machine Learning for the E-Services team of the University Library of Berne, taught together with Phillip Ströbel.