Lane Schwartz is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He previously served as an Assistant Professor of Computational Linguistics at the University of Illinois. His research includes work in computational linguistics for endangered languages, unsupervised grammar induction, cognitively-motivated language modelling, machine translation, computer-aided translation, and compiler-based approaches to neural network frameworks.

Dr. Schwartz holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota, an M.Phil in Computer Speech, Text and Internet Technology from the University of Cambridge, and a B.A. in Computer Science from Luther College with minors in German and Theatre/Dance. He is one of the original developers of Joshua, an open source toolkit for tree-based statistical machine translation, and was a frequent contributor to Moses, the de-facto standard for phrase-based statistical machine translation.