Nicola joined eBay's machine translation research team in May 2016. Prior to working for eBay, Nicola was a language modeling research scientist at Nuance Communications, leading the research and development for dictation products like Dragon NaturallySpeaking.
Nicola received a PhD in computer science from RWTH Aachen University, specializing in confidence estimation for machine translation. She then joined the Interactive Language Technologies team at the National Research Council Canada as PostDoc research associate. Her research interests include machine translation as well as most other areas of computational natural language processing.
Nicola has technical publications at top international conferences, such as ACL, Interspeech, CoLing, EMNLP, as well as recognized journals like Computational Linguistics and Discrete Mathematics.