Dr. Andrejs Vasiļjevs is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of a leading European language technology company Tilde specializing in machine translation and other technologies for
He drives innovation and fosters large scale industry and academia collaboration to advance
multilingual solutions for digital Europe (e.g. LetsMT, EuroTermBank, ELRC).
His research interest includes automation of language resource collection and management, in
particular for terminology resources, and multilingual human-computer interaction.
Andrejs is the president of the Northern European Association for Language Technology
(NEALT) and board member of Multilingual Europe Technology Alliance (META-NET), the
language technology industry association LT-Innovate and the Big Data Value Association.
He has also served as an elected member of the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Council of the
UNESCO Information for All programme (2010-2014). He is a frequent speaker at research and
industry events and academic audiences promoting multilingual technologies and their application in various sectors.
Andrejs has received a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from the University of Latvia and has authored more than 60 research papers. He is also an Honorary Doctor of the Academy of
Sciences of Latvia.