Dr Carla Parra Escartín is a computational linguist and translator specialising in Human Factors in Machine Translation, Machine Translation Quality Evaluation, Translation Quality Assurance and Multiword Expressions.
She currently works as the Global Program Manager of Iconic Translation Machines, Ltd.
, a Machine Translation company part of the RWS group
and specialises in bespoke Machine Translation and Language Technology solutions. She began her working life as a translator but then moved into research where she won 3 separate Marie Curie awards, One an ITN award, one as experienced researcher fellowship and the EDGE fellowship award which she completed in Dublin.
She relays the emotional move of deciding to take a role in Industry after applying for many academic and researcher positions. The reality of getting a full time academic or research position was too challenging to deal with after a while.
Her current role blending research, her knowledge of translation and how her experience of working both sides of research and client divide have meant her skill set is highly suited to this particular job.