Dekai Wu

Dekai Wu

Dekai Wu is a Distinguished Research Scholar at ICSI and a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at HKUST, which he joined in its founding year in 1992 after a PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto; he also holds an Executive MBA from Kellogg (Northwestern University) and HKUST, and a BS in Computer Engineering from UCSD. He was selected by the Association for Computational Linguistics as one of only 17 scientists worldwide to be awarded the honor of founding ACL Fellow in 2011, with a citation for "significant contributions to machine translation and the development of inversion transduction grammar" which pioneered the integration of syntactic and semantic models into statistical machine translation paradigms. Dekai has served on the Executive Committee of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), and as Associate Editor of Computer Speech and Language, AI Journal, and ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing, and on the Editorial Boards of Computational Linguistics, Machine Translation, and Journal of Natural Language Engineering. For more detailed background see http://www.icsi.berkeley.edu/~dekai.