Hi, my name is Zifan [tsž̩ː fǽn] Jiang [tɕǎŋ]
I am a first-year Ph.D. student interested in machine translation and natural language processing, supervised by Prof. Dr. Rico Sennrich and Prof. Dr. Martin Volk. I am currently working on automatic sign language translation as part of the Flagship IICT Project led by Dr. Sarah Ebling. I also study computer vision and video understanding so as to cope with the visual-gestural nature of sign language.
I did my master's thesis project with Dr. Mathias Müller and Amit Moryossef on Machine Translation between Spoken Languages and Signed Languages in Written Form (PDF, 2 MB).
Before intrigued by languages and linguistics ...
I have a solid background in computer science and software engineering. For some years I was mainly engaged in Web development, which makes me experienced in topics including computer network, human-computer interaction, programming languages, Web accessibility, and rich-text editors.
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