I am a research associate at the University of Cologne (Germany). Before returning to the University of Cologne, where I worked from 2010 to 2013, I spent three years at Saarland University two of them in a joint appointment with the German Research Center for Articial Intelligence (DFKI).
I received my PhD from Saarland University with a thesis on computational methods to study linguistic variation between national language varieties.
I have degrees in Informatics (B.Sc.), Translation Studies (Pg.Dip.), and Natural Language Processing (M.A.). The latter obtained from the University of Wolverhampton (UK).
I am interested in studying language using empirical, computational methods, and corpora. I have been working on different topics on the interface between corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, and translation. You can find a list of my publications here.
I am one of the organizers of the workshop series on NLP for Similar Languages, Varieties and Dialects (VarDial). The next editions are VarDial 2016 that will be held December 12th 2016 at COLING in Osaka, Japan and VarDial 2017 that will be held in Abril 2017 at the EACL in Valencia, Spain.