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John Ortega

Senior NLP Research Engineer
New York University

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John Ortega is currently an adjunct computer science instructor and researcher at New York University. He also serves as a Senior Research Engineer in the Clinical Language Understanding group at Nuance Technologies. His research interests are in the areas of machine learning, machine translation, and computer-assisted coding.

John has started and exited two companies and is actively advising on technical issues as well as working as a contract Senior Architect and Software Developer which he has done for companies
such as WebMD, Clear Channel (IHeart), Creative Virtual, Buongiorno, and others. He possesses more than 15 years of overall software, system, sales, and research experience. In addition to industry knowledge, John has deep academic knowledge and has published many works both for IP and academic purposes.

His current areas of research are in Machine Learning, Big Data, Natural Language Processing and Machine Translation. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Augusta State University, a M.S. in Computer Science from Hofstra University, and is defending a Ph.D. in Computer Science (Machine Translation) from the University of Alicante in Spain.

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