Computational Linguistics & Phonetics Computational Linguistics & Phonetics Fachrichtung 4.7 Universität des Saarlandes

Curriculum Vitae

since 2014 Senior Professor for Computational Linguistics at Saarland University
since 2014 Co-founder and Principal Investigator of the CRC 1102 "Information Density and Linguistic Encoding" (Collaborative Research Center of DFG, German Science Foundation)
2013 - 2015 Member of the jury for the Johannes Zilkens PhD Award of the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
since 2013 Member of the Academy of Science and Literature Mainz
2010 - 2012 Coordinator of ALLEGRO, collaborative project in the INTERREG IV program of the EU
2009 - 2013 Member of the University Council of Saarland University
since 2007 Principal Investigator and Deputy Coordinator of the Excellence Cluster "Multimodal Computing and Interaction"
2004-2006 Coordinator of TALK ("Tools for ambient linguistic knowledge"), EU FP6 project
2001-2006 Member of the Senate Committee of the German Science Foundation for SFBs
2001 Founding speaker of the European Post-Graduate College "Language Technology and Cognitive Systems" (Saarbrücken and Edinburgh)
2000 Leibniz Prize of the German Science Foundation
1999 Initiator and co-founder of the CLT Sprachtechnologie company in Saarbrücken
1996-2007 Co-founder and Principal Investigator of the SFB 378 "Ressource-adaptive cognitive processes" (Collaborative Research Center of the German Science Foundation)
1996-1998 Head of Department of Fachbereich 8 (Languages and Literature) and Senator of Saarland University
1993 Co-founder and Professor of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program (Graduiertenkolleg) in Cognitive Science(Saarbrücken)
1992 Co-founder of the Diplom (M.Sc.) Program in Computational Linguistics at Saarland University
1990 - 2014 Chair for Computational Linguistics at Saarland University
1989 Visiting Researcher at IBM Germany
1987-1990 Associate Professor for Computer Science at the University of Hamburg (Division of Knowledge and Natural Language Processing)
1987-1990 Co-founder and Chairman of the Section "Computational Linguistics" of the German Linguistics Society (DGfS)
1985-1987 Heisenberg Fellow of the German Science Foundation (DFG); Research in Stanford, CA, and Stuttgart
1985 Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Department of Linguistics
1984 Habilitation in Linguistics at the University of Düsseldorf
1975-1985 Research Associate and Assistant Professor in Stuttgart and Düsseldorf
1976 Ph.D. at Linguistics Department of the University of Stuttgart, Dissertation "Kontext und Bedeutung" (Context and Meaning)
1968-1975 Study of Linguistics, German, Philosophy, and Computer Science in Bochum and Stuttgart; Fellow of the "German National Merit Foundation" (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)