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Lucia Specia is Professor of Natural Language Processing at Imperial College London, with part-time appointments at the University of Sheffield and Dublin City University/ADAPT. Her research focuses on various aspects of data-driven approaches to language processing, with a particular interest in multimodal and multilingual context models and work at the intersection of language and vision. Her work has been applied to various tasks such as machine translation, image captioning, text adaptation and quality estimation. She is also interested in making machine translation useful for end-users, where tools like quality estimation and automatic post-editing play a big role. She is the recipient of the MultiMT ERC Starting Grant on Multimodal Machine Translation (2016-2021) and is also currently involved in research projects on in-browser machine translation and quality estimation, as well as multilingual referential grounding.