Surafel Melaku Lakew

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

I am a PhD candidate at FBK-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”.

After obtaining my bachelor’s degree I have worked as a graduate assistant, at Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. Following, I have received my M.Sc. in computer science from the Ca’Foscari University of Venice under the supervision of Prof. Marcello Pelillo and Prof. Andrea Prati (please check out my thesis work here) and an MBA from Bologna Business School in Business Management/Green Management and Sustainable Businesses.

My current research focuses on Multilingual Neural Machine Translation, particularly for low-resource languages. I am advised by Prof. Marcello Federico. Please checkout some of the work from our lab below!

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Publications

CONFERENCE PAPERS

S. M. Lakew, M. Cettolo, M. Federico, “A Comparison of Transformer and Recurrent Neural Networks on Multilingual Neural Machine Translation“. Proceedings of  the 27th International Conference on Computational Linguistics. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 2018. (– to appear)

S. M. Lakew, M. Federico, M. Negri, M. Turchi, “Multilingual neural machine translation for low resource languages“. The 1st Italian Journal of Computational Linguistics (IJCoL), Rome, Italy, 2018. (– to appear)

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. (–Best paper award)

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, 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.

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.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Improving Zero-Shot Translation of Low-Resource Languages 

  • 14th International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT 2017), Tokyo, Japan,  Dec 2017.

Multilingual neural machine translation for low resource languages

  • 4th Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics (Clic-it 2017), Rome, Italy, Dec 2017.

 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

FBK’s Multilingual Neural Machine Translation System for IWSLT 2017

  • 14th International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT 2017), Tokyo, Japan,  Dec 2017.

 

OPEN SOURCE PROJECTS

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COURSE WORKS (PhD)

These are among the courses/training/summer schools in the PhD program (being updated)

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