Antske Fokkens, Researcher
Prof. dr. Antske Fokkens
Full Professor
Email: antske [dot] fokkens [at] vu [dot] nl
Research areas: Stereotyping & Perspectives, Bias & Methodology, Digital Humanities, Grammar Engineering
Courses: Machine Learning for NLP, Text Mining for Digital Humanities and Social Science, NLP Technology
Piek Vossen, Faculteit der Letteren (Taal en Communicatie) Functie: Hoogleraar Computationale Lexicologie © Dienst Marketing en Communicatie VU VFT, Fotograaf Riechelle van der Valk
Prof. dr. Piek Vossen
Full Professor
Email: piek [dot] vossen [at] vu [dot] nl
Research areas: AI & Language, Computational Lexicon, Computational Semantics & Pragmatics, Event Extraction and Modeling, Linguistic Long Tail, Reference, Perspectives
Courses: Human Language Technology, (Applied) Text Mining, Communicating Robots, Computational Lexicon

Roser Morante
Dr. Roser Morante Vallejo
Email: r [dot] morantevallejo [at] vu [dot] nl
Research areas: Computational Semantics, Information Extraction, Subjectivity Mining, Attribution, Factuality, Negation, Perspectives
Lisa Beinborn
Dr. Lisa Beinborn
Assistant Professor
Email: l [dot] beinborn [at] vu [dot] nl
Research areas: Cognitively inspired language processing, multilingual models, semantic shift, NLP for educational applications
Courses: Language as Data, Introduction to NLP, Advanced NLP

Isa Maks, Researcher
Dr. Isa Maks
Email: isa [dot] maks [at] vu [dot] nl
Research areas:
Opinion Mining, Sentiment Analysis, Lexical Resources
Courses: BA: Text mining for Digital Humanities and Social Science, Data Journalism MA: Subjectivity mining, Digital Humanities
Hennie van der Vliet
Dr. Hennie van der Vliet
Assistant Professor
Email:h [dot] d [dot] vander [dot] vliet [at] vu [dot] nl
Research areas: (Lexical) Semantics, Lexicology, Terminology, Term Extraction, Corpus Linguistics
Courses: BA: Introduction in Linguistics, Working with Linguistic Data, Syntax, Semantics, Data Journalism
MA: Technical Translation, The Computational Lexicon


Sophie Arnoult
Dr. Sophie Arnoult
Scientific Programmer
Email: sophie [dot] arnoult [at] vu [dot] nl
Research areas: Machine Translation
Ilia Markov
Dr. Ilia Markov
Assistant Professor
Email: i [dot] markov [at] vu [dot] nl
Research areas: Research areas: Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, Text Mining, Hate Speech Detection, Opinion Mining, Authorship Analysis

Thomas Baier
Thomas Baier, PhD
Email: t[dot]baier[at]vu[dot]nl
Research areas: Communicative Robotics, Affective Computing, AI & Language
Angel Daza, PhD
Angel Daza, PhD
Email: j [dot] a [dot] dazaarevalo [at] vu [dot] nl
Research areas: Natural Language Processing, Sentence Semantics, Multilingual Models

Chantal van Son
Chantal van Son, MA
PhD Student
University Research Fellow 2014-2015
Email: c [dot] m [dot] van [dot] son [at] vu [dot] nl
Research areas: Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, Text Mining, Machine Learning, Digital Humanities, Subjectivity Mining, Perspectives, Factuality, Negation, Focus, Information Structure
Pia Sommerauer
Pia Sommerauer, MA
PhD Student
University Research Fellow 2016-2017
Email: pia [dot] sommerauer [at] vu [dot] nl
Research areas: Distributional semantics & distributional semantic models, model interpretability, concept drift
Courses: Python for Text Analysis

Levi Remijnse, PhD student
Levi Remijnse, MSc
PhD Student
Email: l [dot] remijnse [at] vu [dot] nl
Research areas: Dutch FrameNet, Dutch historical syntax

Selene Báez Santamaría
Selene Báez Santamaría, MSc
PhD Student
University Research Fellow 2017-2018
Email: s [dot] baezsantamaría [at] vu [dot] nl
Research areas: Communicative Robotics, AI & Language, Knowledge Representation, Perspectives
Lea Krause
Lea Krause, MSc
PhD Student
Email: l [dot] krause [at] vu [dot] nl
Research areas: Communicative robotics, Explainability, Reasoning,  Natural language generation, Ethics in NLP

Jaap Kruijt, MSc
Jaap Kruijt, MSc
PhD Student
Email: j [dot] m [dot] kruijt [at] vu [dot] nl
Research areas: Communicative robotics, affective computing, semantics and pragmatics
Urja Khurana
Urja Khurana, MSc
PhD student
Email: u [dot] khurana [at] vu [dot] nl
Research areas: Natural Language Processing, Deep/Machine Learning, Explainable and Generalizable AI, Generative Models, Computer Vision

Myrthe Reuver, MSc
Myrthe Reuver, MA MSc
PhD Student
Email: m [dot] e [dot] reuver [at] vu [dot] nl
Research areas: (Applied) Natural Language Processing, Language models, NLP in Recommender Systems, Diversity in Recommender Systems, Ethics in NLP
Baran Barbarestani
Baran Barbarestani, MSc
PhD student
Email: b [dot] barbarestani [at] vu [dot] nl
Research areas: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Text Mining

Stefan Schouten, MSc
Stefan Schouten, MSc
PhD Student
Research areas:  Deep/Machine Learning, Knowledge Extraction, Explainability
Jonathan Kamp
Jonathan Kamp, MA
PhD student
Research areas: Interpretability in Natural Language Processing, Deep/Machine Learning, Semantics

Previous staff and guests:
  • Lieke Gelderloos, Lecturer,  March 2021 – August 2021
  • Marten Postma, PhD student and post-doctoral researcher, January 2014 – May 2021
  • Minh Le, PhD student, 2014 – May 2021
  • Filip Ilievski, PhD student, September 2014 – October 2019
  • Bram Kraaijeveld, student assistant, september 2017 – November 2019
  • Suzana Bašić, University Research Fellow 2018-2019
  • Lenka Bajčetić, University Research Fellow 2017-2018 plus Spinoza project, September 2017 -September 2019
  • Selene Báez Santamaría, University Research Fellow 2017 – 2018 plus Spinoza project, september 2017-September 2019
  • Johan Rebel, Researcher, April 2018 – May 2019
  • Roxane Segers, Researcher, – August 2018
  • Emiel van Miltenburg, PhD student, September 2014 – July 2018
  • Selene Kolman, Project Manager, April 2014 – April 2018
  • Paul Huygen, Scientific Programmer
  • Pia Sommerauer, University Research Fellow 2016-2017
  • Tommaso Caselli, Senior Researcher, September 2014 – September 2017
  • Marieke van Erp, Researcher, March 2013 – September 2017
  • Agata Cybulska, PhD student, 2009 – December 2016
  • Soufyan Belkaïd, University Research Fellow 2015-2016
  • Dr. Rubén Izquierdo Beviá, Senior Researcher, September 2011 – September 2016
  • Alessandro Lopopolo, MA, PhD student, September 2014 – February 2016
  • Anneleen Schoen MA, Researcher, February 2014 – December 2015
  • Attila Görög, Researcher, September 2009 – December 2013
  • Veronica Benigno, PhD of the University of Palermo, Sicily, May – November 2011
  • Egoitz Laparra, PhD of the Basque University, Spain, April – June 2011
  • Francesco Ronzano, PhD of University of Pisa, Italy, May – December 2010