Ekaterina Shutova

Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC)

University of Amsterdam

I am an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam, where I lead the Amsterdam Natural Language Understanding Lab.

Previously, I was a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory and a Research Scientist at the International Computer Science Institute and the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, University of California, Berkeley. I received my PhD from the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory and Pembroke College. I co-founded Yossarian Lives, a company bringing natural language processing (NLP) technology to creative industries, and still serve on its advisory board.


Research

My research is in the area of natural language processing, with a specific focus on computational semantics and machine learning from linguistic and multimodal data. Current interests and projects include:

  • weakly-supervised and unsupervised learning for large-scale semantic interpretation
  • computational modelling of figurative language
  • multi-modal semantics and joint modelling of language and vision
  • multilingual NLP and linguistic typology
  • cognitive processing and semantic representation in the brain
  • computational social science and societal applications of NLP

My research has been supported by personal grants from Innovate UK, the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust (UK), as well as industrial funding from Google and Facebook. It has also been covered in media outlets such as the Wired magazine, the New Scientist and the Economist.


News

  • Two papers from my group have been accepted at AAAI 2020.
  • I received a Facebook Research Award for my project on Tackling online abuse: A benchmark and evaluation framework for abusive language detection.
  • I am a Senior Area Chair for ACL 2020
  • New survey on abusive language detection
  • I am a Senior advisor to SemEval 2020

Contact

Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC)

Faculty of Science

University of Amsterdam

Science Park 107

1098 XG Amsterdam

Office: F2.46

Phone: +31 (0) 20 525 8334

Email: e.shutova @ uva.nl