JAKOB USZKOREIT - PERSONAL SITE

These days I work for Google in Mountain View, California. I mostly work on natural language processing, but still find myself very interested in machine translation as well as combinatorial optimization and its applications in various fields.
Recently I have been looking into inducing language structure unsupervised, but with a purpose.

As counterpoints to technology and science I like to play the piano, in particular romantic era stuff, and fly my paraglider.

Before moving to California (again), I studied computer science at the Berlin Institute of Technology (if you are studying or working there you might be interested in TUBway, a simple refectory menu widget I wrote for the Mac OS X Dashboard).

A few other Uszkoreits can be found on the web as well: my father Hans-Jürgen Uszkoreit, my sister Lena Uszkoreit and my late grandfather Hans-Georg Uszkoreit.

CONTACT

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Phone:+1 415 483 4134

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CAREER/EMPLOYMENT

Since 2008Software Engineer at Google Inc.
2007 - 2008Part-time Software Engineer at Acrolinx GmbH
2006 - 2007Eight month internship at Google Research
2005 - 2006Lead Technologist at Dropping Knowledge
2002 - 2005Freelance Software Engineer, working on projects for clients such as Accenture, Axis media ontwerpers, BMW, Compaq, DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence), Digicast, Siemens, Sony, T-Online, T-Systems and others
2001 - 2002Software Engineer at Xtramind Technologies GmbH
2000 - 2001Part-time Software Engineer and Interface Designer with Netfutura GmbH
2000Co-founder of Netfutura GmbH
1997 - 1999Part-time Graphics and Sound Designer, and Web Developer with Iconmedia

EDUCATION

Mar 2008Master's Degree (summa cum laude)
Oct 2007 - Mar 2008Master's Thesis in Computer Science at the Berlin Institute of Technology
Oct 2006 - Jul 2007Leave of Absence during Internship at Google Research
Oct 2004 - Oct 2006Student in the Diplomstudiengang (M.Sc. Program) of Computer Science (major) and Mathematics (minor) at the Berlin Institute of Technology
Jul 2004Vordiplom (Pre-Diploma) in Computer Science
Oct 2002 - Jul 2004Student of Computer Science in the Diplom-program (combined B.Sc. and M.Sc.) at the Berlin Institute of Technology. Minor was Visual Communication at the digital media class of the University of the Arts Berlin.
Jul 2001Abitur (German Senior High School Diploma) at Gymnasium am Rotenbühl, Saarbrücken

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