Michael Roth

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Saarland University
E-mail: mroth@coli.uni-sb.de
Twitter: @microth
Google scholar: profile

About me

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.


01/2019 I will be an area chair for this year's ACL in Florence, Italy.
11/2018 Our proposal for a workshop on Commonsense Inference in NLP got accepted!
10/2018 I currently look for talented PhD students to join my research group. Find out more here.
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).