I am an associate 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. 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 am president of the ACL Special Interest Group on Representation Learning (SIGREP), maintain the BIG Directory of members of underrepresented groups and supporters in Natural Language Processing and co-organise the Copenhagen NLP meetup.

For more details, see my publications and CV. More information on how to join us in Copenhagen can be found here.


  • January 2021: I have been appointed as head of a newly created Natural Language Processing section at the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen.
  • January 2021: I'm looking to hire 2 PhD students and 2 postdocs on explainable AI. Feel free to reach out informally before applying.
  • November 2020: I feel truly honoured to have received a DFF Sapere Aude Research Leader fellowship on 'Learning to Explain Attitudes on Social Media', which will allow me to do blue-skies research and expand my research group CopeNLU. Want to join the team? Read more here.
  • September 2020: 7 papers accepted to EMNLP 2020! Topics include fact checking, explainability, domain adaptation and more.
  • May 2020: Paper on explaining model transfer accepted to UAI 2020!
  • April 2020: 2 papers accepted to ACL 2020, on explainable fact checking and on script conversion.