Mercedes is the chief scientist at PangeaMT. She did her PhD at the University of Le Mans in France. Her thesis was one of the first in the world to research neural translation models and applying factorial models to this type of machine translation. She has also taken specialized courses in neural networks, and on machine translation. She has also participated in courses on translation technologies and research on the translation process at the Copenhagen Business School. In addition, she has more than 20 scientific publications in international journals and conferences and 166 citations in Google Scholar.