Varga István is a research engineer at Megagon Labs, Japan. His main research interests include Natural Language Processing and Recommender Systems. Before joining Megagon Labs, he was an analyst at Recruit Technologies, working closely with various HR companies of Recruit. Prior to Recruit, he was a researcher at NICT and NEC where his main projects included language modeling for voice-activated QA systems and information extraction from social media or large web corpora. In his free time, he enjoys running in the mornings, playing board games with his family in the evenings, and hiking on the weekends.