I am a full professor at the University of Copenhagen, Department of Computer Science, where I head the Copenhagen Natural Language Understanding research group as well as the Natural Language Processing section. I am also a co-lead of the Pioneer Centre for Artificial Intelligence. My main research interests are fact checking, low-resource learning and explainability.
Before starting a faculty position, I was a postdoctoral research associate in Sebastian Riedel's UCL Machine Reading group, mainly investigating machine reading from scientific articles. Prior to that, I was a Research Associate in the Sheffield NLP group, a PhD Student in the University of Sheffield Computer Science department, a Research Assistant at AIFB, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and a Computational Linguistics undergraduate student at the Department of Computational Linguistics, Heidelberg University.
I currently hold a prestigious ERC Starting Grant on 'Explainable and Robust Automatic Fact Checking', as well as the Danish equivalent of that, a DFF Sapere Aude Research Leader fellowship on 'Learning to Explain Attitudes on Social Media'. I am a member of the Danish Young Academy, a unit under the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. I am also the Vice President of SIGDAT which organises the EMNLP conference series, a co-founder of Widening NLP (WiNLP), and maintain the BIG Directory of members of underrepresented groups and supporters in Natural Language Processing.
- November 2023: I am looking to recruit a PhD student on explainable natural language understanding in the context of my ERC StG fellowship ExplainYourself. The application deadline is 1 February 2024.
- October 2023: Happy to share that my group had 5 papers accepted to EMNLP 2023, on topics ranging from explainability to language modelling.
- September 2023: I will be recruiting PhD students for a start in autumn 2024 via the ELLIS PhD Programme; application deadline: 15 November.
- May 2023: 4 papers accepted to ACL 2023! The papers make contributions within faithfulness of explanations, measuring intersectional biases, event extraction and few-shot stance detection.
- April 2023: I'm extremely grateful to the Hartmann Foundation for having honoured me with the Hartmann Diploma Prize, which is awarded to younger people who are expected to make a valuable contribution to Danish society.
- March 2023: I have joined the Pioneer Centre for Artificial Intellgence as a co-lead of the Speech and Language collaboratory. In this context, my research group CopeNLU has moved to the Østervold Observatory, located in the Botanical Gardens in central Copenhagen.
- February 2023: Excited to be giving an invited talk on Modelling Information Change in Scientific Communication at AAAI 2023!
- November 2022: I've been awarded a prestigious ERC Starting Grant on explainable fact checking! Read more in ERC's offical press release, as well as in this post on the CopeNLU website.
- October 2022: Popular science article in the Danish press about work on quantifying gender biases towards politicians on Reddit and its relevance to the 2022 Denmark general election now online.
- October 2022: I've been promoted to full professor, making me the youngest ever female full professor in Denmark!