Alexander “Sasha” Rush is an Associate Professor at Cornell Tech, where he studies natural language processing and machine learning. Sasha received his PhD from MIT supervised by Michael Collins and was a postdoc at Facebook NY under Yann LeCun. His research interest is in deep learning text generation, generative modeling, and structured prediction. His group also supports open-source development, including the OpenNMT machine translation system. His research has received several best paper awards at NLP conferences and an NSF Career award.