Bill Byrne is a member of the Machine Intelligence Lab in the Cambridge University Engineering Department. His background is in information theory and statistical signal processing. Bill's research is focused on the statistical modelling of speech and language with a particular current interest in statistical machine translation.
Bill hopes to study hybrid symbolic and neural modelling approaches for language processing. His aim will be to develop techniques that combine the fluency and naturalness of `neural` models with the robustness and descriptive power of symbolic approaches.