I am Full Professor of Computational Linguistics & Dialogue Systems and the Vice-Director for Research at the Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC), University of Amsterdam, where I lead the Dialogue Modelling Group. My research is concerned with computational semantics and pragmatics, specifically language use in interaction, dialogue models, conversational AI, language variability and change, and visually grounded language. I am currently funded by the European Research Council (ERC Consolidator grant 819455). Until recently, I was also funded by the Dutch Research Council (VIDI and Aspasia). I'm a Fellow of the ELLIS Society (the European Laboratory on Learning and Intelligent Systems) and a board member of the ELLIS Amsterdam Unit.
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