Alex Lebrun

Engineering Manager at Facebook AI Research

Alex Lebrun is an Engineering Manager at Facebook AI Research, where he is involved in conversational agents projects like Facebook M.

Prior to Facebook, he was the cofounder and CEO of, a NLP platform that makes it easy for developers to create applications that users can talk to. was acquired by Facebook in January 2015.

Between 2002 and 2012, Alex was the founder and CEO of VirtuOz, “Siri for the Enterprise” virtual agents, acquired by Nuance Communications.  Alex received a MS in Computer Science from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France, and spent many years learning Chinese language and culture.