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Kyunghyun Cho

Kyunghyun Cho aims to build an intelligent machine that communicates with humans, actively seeks knowledge and creates new knowledge. Cho and his collaborators have extensively investigated natural language processing and machine translation, which has resulted in an attention mechanism for artificial neural networks and a new paradigm in machine translation, called neural machine translation. This has not only advanced research, but also been adopted by industry to produce better machine translation systems. Recently, Cho has begun to go beyond human languages and study emergent communication among machines, equipping machines to exchange information as efficiently and effectively as possible to solve challenging problems that require coordination among multiple intelligent agents. This communication will not only help machines solve challenging problems themselves, but also let them help humans in expanding the horizon of our knowledge.


Google Research Award, "A Trainable Decoding Algorithm for Neural Machine Translation", 2017.

Google Research Award, "Multilingual Neural Machine Translation", 2016.

Relevant Publications

K. Cho, B. van Merrienboer, C. Gulcehre, F. Bougares, H. Schwenk, Y. Bengio "Learning Phrase Representations using RNN Encoder-Decoder for Statistical Machine Translation," EMNLP, 2014.

D. Bahdanau, K. Cho, Y. Bengio, "Neural machine translation by jointly learning to align and translate," ICLR, 2015.

K. Xu, J. Ba, J. Kiros, K. Cho, A. Courville, R. Salakhutdinov, R. Zemel, Y. Bengio, "Show, Attend and Tell: Neural Image Caption Generation with Visual Attention," ICML, 2015.

O. Firat, K. Cho, Y. Bengio, "Multi-Way, Multilingual Neural Machine Translation with a Shared Attention Mechanism," NAACL, 2016.

J. Lee, K. Cho, T. Hofmann, "Fully Character-Level Neural Machine Translation without Explicit Segmentation," TACL, 2017.



CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar Learning in Machines & Brains


New York UniversityComputer Science (Courant Institute), Center for Data Science


D.Sc. in Information and Computer Science Aalto University

M.Sc. in Information and Computer Science Aalto University

Postdoctoral Fellow University of Montreal


United States

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