Françoise Beaufays is a research scientist at Google, where she leads a team of engineers, researchers and linguists working on speech recognition and mobile keyboard input. Her area of scientific expertise covers neural networks, acoustic modeling, language modeling and other technologies related to natural language processing. Her scientific interests revolve around data science and machine intelligence and on bringing their magic to technology users around the world. Beaufays studied mechanical and electrical engineering in Brussels, Belgium. She holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. minor in Italian literature, both from Stanford University.