My name is Matt Post and I am a researcher at Microsoft, working in their Translator group. For many years prior to that, I was a research scientist at the Human Language Technology Center of Excellence at Johns Hopkins University, where I am still an (adjunct) research professor in the Department of Computer Science and at the Center for Language and Speech Processing. My main research interest is in machine translation, but I like working on practical applied problems in many areas within natural language processing. I enjoy working on open source software: for many years I maintained the Joshua decoder, and you might know me as the author of sacrebleu. I advise Rachel Wicks and Liz Salesky.
On the professional volunteer front, I am the director of the ACL Anthology. For a number of years I helped organize the manual evaluation of the annual Conference on Machine Translation. I have also served on the NAACL executive board, and have spent some time helping to improve the publications and handbook processes.
I studied computer science and English at Calvin College, graduating with the class of 2002. During that time, I spent a semester at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Keble College, which I loved, even while the main result was to teach me to stick to computer science. My Ph.D. (defended December 2010) is from the University of Rochester, also in computer science.
I have also provided a version of this biography in the second person.