Duygu Altinok is a senior NLP (natural language processing) engineer with 12 years of experience in almost all areas of NLP including search engine technology, speech recognition, text analytics and conversational AI. She authored several publications in the NLP area at conferences such as LREC and CLNLP. She also enjoys working on open-source projects and contributes to the spaCy library. Duygu earned her undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from METU, Ankara in 2010 and later earned her Master’s degree in Mathematics from Bilkent University, Ankara in 2012. She spent 2 years at the University of Bonn for her PhD studies. She is currently a senior engineer at Deepgram with a focus on speech recognition. Originally from Istanbul, Duygu currently resides in Berlin, DE with her cute dog Adele.