Short Bio

Since July 2019, Miguel Ballesteros is a Senior Applied Scientist in the Human Language Technology Group at Amazon Web Services in New York City, before that Miguel accrued more than 7 years of postdoctoral hands-on experience both in academic and industrial settings. He has worked as a Research Staff Member in the Human Language Technology group at IBM (for 3 years), as a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University (for 1.2 years) and in a similar role at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (for 3.7 years) where he maintains close relations and currently co-supervises one PhD student. Both in Carnegie Mellon University and Universitat Pompeu Fabra he taught undergraduate and graduate courses to international students. By the end of 2012, Miguel completed his PhD at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and during his PhD studies he completed two long-term research stays at Uppsala University. Miguel has worked on several areas of natural language processing, his main specialization is syntactic and semantic parsing but he has contributed with papers on sequence tagging, machine translation, social media analysis, multi-task learning, language modeling and natural language generation. Miguel has published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers and articles, won some paper awards, has been cited more than 4,000 times according to Google Scholar and accrued a network of collaborators that expands to more than 60 researchers in Europe, Asia and North America. Miguel likes skiing, running and table tennis.