Eric Gaussier has been Professor of Computer Science at Joseph Fourier University in France since September 2006. He is currently leading the AMA team, the research of which fits within the general framework of machine learning and information modeling. Since 2010, he has also been deputy director of the Grenoble Informatics Laboratory, one of the largest Computer Science laboratories in France.

François Yvon is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Paris Sud in Orsay, France and a member of the Spoken Language Processing group of LIMSI/CNRS. His main research interests include analogy-based and statistical language learning, speech recognition and synthesis, and machine translation. He is currently leading LIMSI’s research activities on statistical machine translation.