De Kai

BSc in Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego; Executive MBA, Kellogg-HKUST; PhD in Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley. Cross-disciplinary work relates language, music, artificial intelligence, cognition, evolution, and culture. 2011, named Founding ACL Fellow, Association for Computational Linguistics, for pioneering contributions to machine learning of the relationships between different languages. Developed foundations of modern statistical machine translation technology, and built the world's first Web translator.