Raquel Fernández


I'm Associate Professor at the Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC), University of Amsterdam, where I lead the Dialogue Modelling Group. My work and interests revolve around language use, encompassing topics that range from computational semantics and pragmatics to the dynamics of dialogue interaction, visually-grounded language processing, and child language acquisition, among others.

I studied Cognitive Science and Language in Barcelona (my home city) and I received my PhD in Computational Linguistics from King's College London. I have held research positions at the Linguistics Department of the University of Potsdam and at the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), Stanford University. Over my career, I have been awarded several fellowships by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and I am a recent recipient [2019] of an ERC Consolidator Grant.