Françoise Beaufays is a Research Scientist at Google, where she leads a team working on Speech Recognition and Mobile Keyboard Input. Her area of scientific expertise covers neural networks, sequence-to-sequence modeling, language modeling and other technologies related to natural language processing, with a recent focus on privacy-preserving on-device modeling techniques. Françoise studied Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in Brussels, Belgium. She holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and a PhD minor in Italian Literature, both from Stanford University.