Holger Schwenk is a research scientist at Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research, Paris. He received his PhD in computer science from the University of Paris 6 in 1996. He then spent one year at the University of Montreal working with Y. Bengio and one year at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley. From 1998 to 2007, Holger held an assistant professor position at the University of Paris 11/LIMSI. Prior to joining Facebook in 2015, he was a professor of computer science at the University of Le Mans where he led a large group on statistical machine translation. In 2013, Holger was awarded senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France.