Michelle Casbon is Director of Data Science at Qordoba, a platform that uses machine learning to help companies globalize their products. Her focus is on scalable NLP that generalizes across (natural) languages. Previously, she was a Senior Data Science Engineer at Idibon, where she built tools for generating predictions on text datasets. Michelle completed a Masters at the University of Cambridge, focusing on NLP, speech recognition, speech synthesis, and machine translation. She loves working with open source projects and has contributed to Apache Spark and Apache Flume.