Work with two of the top 100 Natural Language Processing (NLP) engineers in the world, right here at Aveni.

Dr Lexi Birch

Dr Lexi Birch

Head of Aveni Labs

Dr Lexi Birch is an exceptional scientist, an innovative entrepreneur, and a leader in the field of Natural Language Processing. As a Senior Research Fellow at The University of Edinburgh School of Informatics, co-founder and Head of Aveni Labs, she has helped revolutionise the use of NLP in industry by developing state-of-the-art technology that is transforming the way financial services firms interact with language.


Dr Birch is an internationally-recognised expert in Natural Language Processing, publishing numerous groundbreaking research papers and a regular speaker at countless high profile industry events. Her insights and expertise have been instrumental in advancing the field and creating new possibilities for NLP and she is continually ranked as one of the top 100 NLP engineers in the world.

Dr Barry Haddow is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Informatics, and is an experienced software engineer.  His research has focused on making computers do useful things with text, such as pulling information from it or translating the text into different languages. 

His main area of expertise is machine translation, i.e the automatic translation of text using probabilistic models. This work uses techniques from Machine Learning (ML), Natural Language Processing (NLP),  scaled to work with enormous quantities of training data. 

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