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Christophe Poulain

Principal Software Development Engineer


Christophe Poulain is a Principal Software Development Engineer. His current home is the Microsoft Translator team. He leads a group of engineers who apply the latest AI techniques in speech recognition and machine translation to break down language barriers. A recent application is Skype Translator, which Popular Science crowned as the greatest software innovation of 2016.

Past projects at Microsoft Research include:



Established: March 21, 2014

CodaLab is an open-source web-based platform that enables researchers, developers, and data scientists to collaborate, with the goal of advancing research fields where machine learning and advanced computation is used. CodaLab helps solve many common problems in the arena of data-oriented research through its online community, where people share worksheets and participate in collaborative competitions. Immutable experimentation that ensures reproducibility Today’s data-driven research and development is stymied by an inability of scientists and their collaborators…

Try F#

Established: September 24, 2012

Try F# demonstrates the power of F# to solve real-world analytical programming and information-rich problems by providing a web experience to help you learn the F# language, create programs, and share information—quickly and easily. A growing trend in both the theory and practice of programming is the interaction with rich information spaces. This trend derives from the ever-increasing need to integrate programming with large, heterogeneous, connected, richly structured, streaming, evolving,…

Microsoft Translator Hub

Established: February 14, 2012

Microsoft Translator Hub empowers businesses and communities to build, train, and deploy customized automatic language translation systems—bringing better and specialized translation quality to established languages, and first-time automatic translation capabilities to the many languages that are not yet supported by major translation providers. Microsoft Translator Hub is free and easy to use—you need not be a linguist or machine translation expert. Get started with your language translation. Visit Microsoft Translator…


Established: June 29, 2010

Imagine having the ability to take a virtual tour of the cosmos from your living room. Not just a flat, two dimensional tour, but an experience so engrossing that you have the ability to see the entire sky at once then zoom into detailed views of distant galaxies. The Terapixel project from Microsoft Research makes all of that possible, by creating the largest and clearest image of the night sky ever produced—a terapixel image, now…


Established: January 25, 2010

DryadLINQ is a simple, powerful, and elegant programming environment for writing large-scale data parallel applications running on large PC clusters. Overview The goal of DryadLINQ is to make distributed computing on large compute cluster simple enough for every programmer. DryadLINQ combines two important pieces of Microsoft technology: the Dryad distributed execution engine and the .NET Language Integrated Query (LINQ). Dryad provides reliable, distributed computing on thousands of servers for large-scale data parallel applications. LINQ enables…


Established: December 16, 2004

The Dryad Project is investigating programming models for writing parallel and distributed programs to scale from a small cluster to a large data-center. Overview New! Dryad and DryadLINQ are now available in source form at the Dryad GitHub repository, with pre-built binaries available from NuGet.org. For release documentation see our Getting Started with DryadLINQ page. Most of the information below is historical and will be updated over time and migrated to the…