Surafel Melaku Lakew

PhD Student
Fondazione Brunno Kessler
  • Neural Machine Translation
  • Multilingual NMT
  • NMT for Low-Resource Languages
  • Multimodal NMT

I am a Ph.D. student at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (HLT-MT research group) and at the University of Trento (ICT-Doctoral School), Trento, Italy, working on the topic “Deep Learning for human-in-the-loop advanced Machine Translation”. I have received my M.Sc. in computer science from the University of Venice (under the supervision of Prof. Marcello Pelillo and Prof. Andrea Prati) and MBA from Bologna Business School. After obtaining my bachelor’s degree I have worked as a graduate assistant, at Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. My current research focuses on Multilingual Neural Machine Translation, particularly for low-resource languages. I am advised by Prof. Marcello Federico.

Curriculum Vitae
  • Surafel M. Lakew


K. H. Ahmed, S. M. Lakew, M. Pelillo, A. Prati, “Using Dominant Set for Data Association in Multi-Camera Tracking“. ICDSC: Proceedings of the 2015 international conference on distributed smart cameras. 2015. pp. 38-43.

S. M. Lakew, M. A. Di Gangi, M. Federico, “Multilingual neural machine translation for low resource languages”. Proceedings of the 4th Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics (CLIC-IT), Rome, Dec 2017.

S. M. Lakew, Q. F. Lotito, M. Turchi, M. Negri,  M. Federico,  “FBK’s Multilingual Neural Machine Translation System for IWSLT 2017“.; Proceedings of the 14th International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation, pp. 113-119, Tokyo, Japan, 2017.

S. M. Lakew, Q. F. Lotito, M. Turchi, M. Negri,  M. Federico, “Improving Zero-Shot Translation of Low-Resource Languages“. Proceedings of the 14th International  Workshop on Spoken Language Translation, pp. 35-41, Tokyo, Japan, 2017.