Prof. Dr. Vera Demberg

Vera Demberg is a full professor of Computer Science and Computational Linguistics at Saarland University since 2016. Prof. Demberg leads a group with a current focus on information-theoretic models of language processing.

Short CV

Vera Demberg is a full professor of Computer Science and Computational Linguistics at Saarland University since 2016. Prof. Demberg leads a group with a current focus on information-theoretic models of language processing. Vera Demberg studied computational linguistics at the Institute for Natural Language Processing (Stuttgart University), where she received her master's degree in 2006. In 2005, she obtained an MSc in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh. She continued her postgraduate studies in Edinburgh, and was awarded a PhD in 2010 (Informatics, Edinburgh). During her studies, she did research internships at IBM Germany Research and Development GmbH in Böblingen in 2005/2006 and at Google Inc., Mountain View, CA in 2008. Vera Demberg has served as an area chair at the major computational linguistics conferences EMNLP, NAACL, EACL and CoLING.

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Research interests

Vera's research interests are centered on information-theoretic models of language processing. 

Awards

  • 2015 “Fast Track: Excellence and Leadership Skills for Outstanding Women in Science” scholarship of the Robert Bosch Foundation
  • 2014 A.T. Kearney Scholarship for the Falling Walls Lab and Conference, Berlin
  • 2011 Cognitive Science Society Glushko Dissertation Prize 
  • 2011 runner-up for 2011 CPHC / BCS Distinguished Dissertations Competition
  • 2011 runner-up for FoLLI E. W. Beth Dissertation Price 
  • 2008 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Finalist 
  • 2007 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Finalist 
  • 2007 Young Scientist Award at AMLaP 2007
  • 2006 Scholarship from Evangelisches Studienwerk e.V. Villigst
  • 2005 Edinburgh University Jim Howe Prize for best student in the MSc AI
  • 2005 Scholarship from Evangelisches Studienwerk e.V. Villigst
  • 2004 Scholarship from Evangelisches Studienwerk e.V. Villigst
  • 2003 Scholarship from Evangelisches Studienwerk e.V. Villigst
  • 2002 Scholarship from Evangelisches Studienwerk e.V. Villigst

Contact

Prof. Dr. Vera Demberg

Prof. Dr. Vera Demberg

Saarland University
Cluster of Excellence
Multimodal Computing and Interaction

Campus C7 4 Room 305
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany

Fon: +49 681 302 70024

Publications

Affiliation

Computer Linguistics Department, Saarland University Computer Science Department, Saarland University Saarland University Cluster of Excellence