Postdoctoral Research Associate
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Starting in March 2019, I will lead a DFG Emmy Noether research group at University of Stuttgart.
I will remain associated with the SFB 1102 at Saarland University, where I am currently working as a postdoctoral research associate with Prof. Manfred Pinkal. Previously, I worked as a DFG research fellow with Prof. Mirella Lapata and Prof. Dan Roth.
The overarching goal of my research is to develop computational models of language that can facilitate automatic text understanding beyond the sentence level. My recent work has focused on story and script understanding, discourse-level semantic role labelling, and modelling lexical relations using discourse cues.
I received a Ph.D. degree in Computational Linguistics from Heidelberg University and a M.Sc. in Language Science and Technology from Saarland University. After my Ph.D., I held research positions at Stuttgart University, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
|08/2018||My project proposal got accepted to the DFG Emmy Noether Programme! More info soon.|
|07/2018||Herman Kamper and I got a workshop paper on cross-lingual keyword spotting accepted!|
|04/2018||This term, I am giving a seminar on "Hot and Odd Topics in Semantics". More info here!|
|02/2018||My colleagues at UPenn and I released a dataset for multi-sentence reasoning (at NAACL).|
|01/2018||I am a senior area co-chair for this year's ACL in Melbourne, Australia|
|12/2017||Our paper on MCScript—machine comprehension using common sense—got accepted at LREC!|
|09/2017||Tutorial on Semantic Role Labeling at EMNLP 2017|