Biography

I am a PhD student currently working on the neural machine translation of user-generated content (e.g. social media posts).

Nishimwe is a Rwandan name meaning ‘Thanks be to God’. It is pronounced /niːʃiːmŋé/.

Fun fact: There is another Lydia Nishimwe, who is a singer. Though we share quite a few similarities, we are not related (as far as I know). Feel free to check out her YouTube.

Interests
  • Machine Translation
  • Lexical Normalisation
  • Sentence Embeddings
  • Language Models
  • Languages
Education
  • PhD in Neural Machine Translation, 2021-present

    Inria Paris, Sorbonne Université

  • MEng in Mathematics and Computer Science, 2017-2021

    École Centrale de Nantes

  • BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science, 2014-2017

    Université Grenoble Alpes

Languages

gb
English

Native

fr
French

Bilingual

es
Spanish

Advanced

ke
Swahili

Intermediate

de
German

Intermediate

rw
Kinyarwanda

Elementary

kr
Korean

Beginner

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Alpha Manuscript
Co-founder and Software Developer
Sep 2016 – Present Nairobi, Kenya
  • Web Development (Front-end and Back-end)
  • Project Management and Quality Assurance
  • Tech stack: TypeScript, Node.js, Vue.js, MongoDB, Bootstrap
 
 
 
 
 
Orange Labs
Research Intern
Jun 2020 – Dec 2020 Lannion, France

Inference of masked sequences

  • Literature review on sequence models (seq2seq), and on (non-)autoregressive and (non-)monotonic decoding
  • Experimental study of decoding algorithms on masked sequences of logs from Orange
  • Tech stack: LaTex, Python, TensorFlow, Keras
 
 
 
 
 
Mean-In-Full
Software Development Intern
May 2017 – Jul 2017 Meylan, France

Integration of Opencast (a Learning Management System) with RoCamRoll (the startup’s product)

  • Tech stack: Linux, LaTex, Erlang, HTTP
 
 
 
 
 
Laboratoire TIMA
Assembly Programming Intern
May 2016 – Jun 2016 Grenoble, France

Functional verification of an ARM7 microprocessor

  • Simulation of the microprocessor in VHDL
  • Implementation of new features in C and their test files in ARM
  • Tech stack: Linux, LaTex, VHDL, C, ARM
 
 
 
 
 
Laboratoire VERIMAG
Functional Programming Intern
Jun 2015 – Jun 2015 Grenoble, France

Simulation of GPS tracks

  • Tech stack: Linux, LaTeX, Lutin, Lustre

Recent Publications

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(2022). The MRL 2022 Shared Task on Multilingual Clause-level Morphology. At MRL.

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(2022). Inria-ALMAnaCH at the WMT 2022 shared task: Does Transcription Help Cross-Script Machine Translation?. At WMT.

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