Steve Richardson received B.S. and M.A. degrees in Computer Science and Linguistics from BYU and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the City University of New York. Prior to joining the BYU CS faculty in November 2021, he was the manager of machine translation at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he worked for ten years. Before that, he completed a 3-year mission assignment in Brazil, 17 years at Microsoft Research as a Principal and Partner Researcher and manager of the Machine Translation Group, and 11 years at IBM working in NLP, including at the TJ Watson Research Center. He is currently serving as the president of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas and served previously in the same role of the International Association for Machine Translation, as well as on numerous advisory boards and conference program committees. He is the author and/or editor of various books, conference proceedings, and research papers, as well as numerous patents in NLP and MT.