LMSS @ Cornell Tech: Raquel Fernández (University of Amsterdam)
Raquel Fernández is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC), University of Amsterdam, where she leads the Dialogue Modelling Group. Her work and interests revolve around language use, encompassing topics that range from computational semantics and pragmatics to the dynamics of dialogue interaction, visually-grounded language processing, and child language acquisition, among others.
After studying Cognitive Science and Language in Barcelona, she received her PhD in Computational Linguistics from King’s College London. She has held research positions at the Linguistics Department of the University of Potsdam and at the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), Stanford University. Over her career, she has been awarded several personal fellowships by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) and she is a recent  recipient of an ERC Consolidator Grant. Other distinctions include having been a member of the Editorial Board of the Computational Linguistics journal and the Dialogue & Discourse journal, co-president of the SemDial Workshhop Series for ten years, and member of the scientific advisory board of SIGdial in several occasions.