Helena Moniz, INESC-ID Researcher was nominated President of the European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT) and Vice-President of the International Association for Machine Translation (IAMT).

“I am humbly grateful for such an amazing committee consider me as one of them. It is a true honour and a responsibility. I surely hope I may assist the EAMT diverse community of translators, end users of Machine Translation, NLP scientists, and industry partners. The present offers great challenges and opportunities to our community. My motto has been the balance between AI technologies and the human factor and I believe this is very much needed in such exciting times for (M)T!”, mentioned Helena Moniz.

Helena Moniz is an Assistant Professor at the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Lisbon, where she teaches Computational Linguistics, Computer Assisted Translation, and Machine Translation Systems and Post-editing.

She received a PhD in Linguistics at FLUL in cooperation with the Technical University of Lisbon (IST), in 2013. She has been working at INESC-ID/CLUL since 2000, in several national and international projects involving multidisciplinary teams of linguists, speech, and NLP scientists. Within this fruitful collaborations, she participated in 16 national and international projects.

Since 2015-, She is also the PI of a Protocol between INESC-ID and Unbabel, a translation company combining AI + post-editing, working in AI Research Projects.

She is currently the vice-coordinator of the Human Language Technologies Lab at INESC-ID and responsible for the WG3 of the COST Action Multi3Generation (CA18231).