JAKOB USZKOREIT - PERSONAL SITE

These days I work for an internet company in Mountain View, California called Google. There, I lead teams in the Machine Intelligence group working on a very large-scale weakly-supervised deep learning language understanding system and more intelligent user interfaces. Our work is used today to better understand our users' questions and commands and to make using android devices faster and easier. Previously, I started and led the semantic parsing team in the search quality group. This team builds the core technology for structured understanding of questions, queries and commands in the Google Assistant and many parts of Google search.

Before working on search quality I worked on various research efforts in Google Translate and led its data mining team. There, I was responsible for automatically mining what is likely to be the world's largest parallel corpus from the web and other sources.

My research interests revolve around large-scale language processing systems. While designing or building three of the world's biggest such systems I have worked in areas from deep learning, natural language understanding, semantic parsing to machine translation and large-scale crowd-sourcing. I believe our ability to harness weak supervision in multiple modalities at large scale in virtual or physical embodiments will be the key to building computer systems that 'understand' natural language.

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

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.

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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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