Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych
Iryna Gurevych (PhD 2003, U. Duisburg-Essen, Germany) is professor of Computer Science and Natural Language Processing (NLP). She is director of the Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab at the Technical University (TU) of Darmstadt in Germany. She joined TU Darmstadt in 2005 (tenured as full professor in 2009). Her main research interest is machine learning for large-scale language understanding and applications of big data in NLP. She has co-founded the field of computational argumentation involving fact checking and decision-making support. Iryna’s work received numerous awards, e.g. the first Hessian LOEWE Distinguished Chair (German: LOEWE-Spitzenprofessur) in 2021, a highly competitive Lichtenberg-Professorship Award from the Volkswagen Foundation, and a DFG Emmy-Noether Young Researcher’s Excellence Career Award. She has been elected to be the future president (2023) of the international Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) and is an ACL fellow 2020.