I am a Research Fellow at the Research Group in Computational Linguistics (RGCL) at the University of Wolverhampton (UK).
Before coming to Wolverhampton, I spent seven years holding research and teaching positions in Germany at the University of Cologne, Saarland University, and the German Research Center for Articial Intelligence (DFKI).
I received my PhD from Saarland University with a thesis on computational methods to study varieties of pluricentric languages. I have degrees in Information Systems (B.Sc.), Translation Studies (Pg.Dip.), and Natural Language Processing (M.A.).
I served as program committee member and reviewer for several international workshops and conferences. I am one of the organizers of the series of workshops on NLP for Similar Languages, Varieties and Dialects (VarDial). Past editions were VarDial 2017 at EACL, VarDial 2016 at COLING, LT4VarDial 2015 at RANLP, and VarDial 2014 at COLING. I co-edited a volume on Non-standard Data Sources in Corpus-based Research.
Program/Scientific Committee Member
Conferences: ACL (2017), AIST (2017, 2016, 2015), CONLL (2017), EMNLP (2017, 2016), GSCL (2017), ICNLSP (2018), LREC (2018)
Workshops: BEA (2017 at EMNLP, 2016 at NAACL, 2015 at NAACL, 2014 at ACL), NLP4TM (2016 at LREC, 2015 at RANLP), NLP-TEA (2017 at IJCNLP, 2016 at COLING, 2015 at ACL, 2014 at ICCE), NLPMJ (2017 at EMNLP, 2016 at IJCAI), Stylistic Variation (2017 at EMNLP), TIAD (2017 at LDK)
Journal: International Journal of Computer Science: Theory and Application (ORB Publishing)
Workshops: SemEval (2016 at NAACL, 2015 at NAACL)
Journals: Language Resources and Evaluation (Springer), Machine Translation (Springer), Neural Network World (Czech Technical University), Entropy (MDPI).
The evaluation campaign at the VarDial workshop 2017 has been covered in the March 17th 2017 edition of the German newspaper Die Welt. Here is the full text (in German only).