Chris Wendt graduated as Diplom-Informatiker from the University of Hamburg, Germany, and subsequently spent a decade on software internationalization for a multitude of Microsoft products, including Windows, Internet Explorer, MSN and Windows Live - bringing these products to market with equal functionality worldwide. Since 2005 he is leading the program management team for Microsoft's Machine Translation development, responsible for Microsoft Translator services, including Bing Translator and Skype Translator, connecting Microsoft’s research activities with its practical use in services and applications. He is based at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
- Chris Wendt, Translate-Collaborate: From MT quality to Human Quality Translation - Almost Instantly, Microsoft, 4 October 2010.
- William Lewis, Chris Wendt, and David Bullock, Achieving Domain Specificity in SMT without Overt Siloing, in Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2010), European Language Resources Association, May 2010.
- Chris Wendt and Will Lewis, Improving the quality of a customized SMT system using shared training data, in MT Summit 2009, 29 August 2009.
- Chris Wendt, Large-scale deployment of statistical machine translation: Example Microsoft, in AMTA Conference 2008, 26 October 2008.