Bio-nanotechnology researcher Iryna Gurevych, Technical University of
Darmstadt, Germany, was awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for her project “Modelling Text as a Living Object in Cross-Document Context”.
Iryna Gurevych graduated from the State University of Vinnytsia, Ukraine with Diploma “with distinction” in English and German Linguistics in 1998 and obtained her PhD in Computational Linguistics / Dialogue Information Systems from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany in 2001. Title of Doctoral Thesis was “Analysis of Natural Language Queries in Restricted Discourse Areas”. She worked as a Research Scientist at the Personal Memory Group (mobile assistance systems), European Media Lab (EML), Heidelberg, Research Institute for Applied Computer Science. Iryna Gurevych carried out her postdoctoral research at Natural Language Processing Group, EML Research, Heidelberg, research institute for applied computer science. In 2006 she headed the group of “Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing” at the Telecooperation Division and Center of Research Excellence “eLearning”, Technische Universität Darmstadt. Since 2009 Iryna Gurevych is Full Professor (W3) at the Computer Science Department of the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany and head of the UKP Lab. She has a strong background in information extraction, semantic text processing, machine learning and innovative applications of NLP to social sciences and humanities.
Iryna Gurevych has published over 350 publications in international conferences and journals, is member of program and conference committees of more than 50 high-level conferences and workshops (ACL, EACL, NAACL, etc.) and a reviewer for DFG, Volkswagen Foundation, ERC, DAAD and BMBF. She is ELLIS Fellow since 2020, has been selected as an ACL Fellow 2020 for her outstanding work in natural language processing and machine learning and received several awards, including the Lichtenberg-Professorship Career Award und the Emmy-Noether Career Award (both in 2007).