Prof. Andy Way


School of Computing, Dublin City University


Prof. Andy Way obtained his BSc (Hons) in 1986, MSc in 1989, and Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of Essex, Colchester, UK. From 1988 to 1991 he worked at the University of Essex,

UK, on the Eurotra MT project. He joined DCU ( in 1991 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2001 and Associate Professor in 2006. He was a DCU Senior Albert College Fellow 2002–03, and is an IBM Centers for Advanced Studies Scientist 2003–date and an SFI Fellow ( 2005–ongoing. He has been awarded grants totalling over e4 million since 2000, and over e4.5 million in total. He is the CNGL ( co-ordinator for Integrated Language Technologies and work-package leader for ILT.1. He currently supervises 8 students on Ph.D. programmes of study, all of whom are externally funded, and has in addition graduated 10 Ph.D. and 11 MSc students.


Research Interests

All areas of machine translation: rule-based MT, example-based MT, statistical MT, hybrid models of MT, evaluation, teaching MT etc.


Career Highlights


SFI Fellow 2005–to date: e647K grant for ‘Prospect: Probabilistic Solutions to the Problems

of Computerised Translation’.

Among Irish researchers, he is unique in that his research publications have been published in the three premier journals in the field of MT and Natural Language Processing, namely ‘Machine Translation’, ‘Computational Linguistics’ and ‘Natural Language Engineering’.

Co-editor of the recently published Recent Advances in Example-Based Machine Translation, the only book available in the area of corpus-based MT.

Book Editor for the journal ‘Machine Translation’ 2003–2007.

Editor of the ‘Machine Translation’ journal 2007–to date.

Reviewer for all the major journals, including ‘Machine Translation’ and ‘Computational


Reviewer for all the major conferences, including ACL, COLING, EAMT, MT Summit, EMNLP, HLT, AMTA, NAACL, EACL etc.

IBM CAS Scientist 2003–to date.

Other grants currently held: e647K grant for ‘Prospect: Probabilistic Solutions to the Problems of Computerised Translation’; e200K from SFI under their Research Frontiers Programme.

Grants previously held: e275K from SFI under their Basic Research programme (jointly with

Josef van Genabith); two Enterprise Ireland Basic Research (EIBR) grants jointly worth e305K (with van Genabith, and Monica Ward); e86K from Enterprise Ireland under their Commercialisation (Proof of Concept) programme (with Dorothy Kenny, and Minako O’Hagan); and e36,750 by SFI/Royal Irish Academy under their China-Ireland scheme.

Member of EAMT Committee (2004–to date), ILFGA Committee (2003–05)

Organised conference: TMI-07, co-organised conference: EAMT-CLAW 2003.

Co-organised two major EBMT workshops, at MT Summit VIII (2001) and MT Summit X (2005).

Track Manager for MT at EACL-06 and ACL-07.

Co-organised CLSP summer workshop on MT at JHU in summer 2005