Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993 – 1998
    Studied English and German philology at the National Pedagogical Kozjubynsky-University of Winnyzja, Ukraine

  • 1998 – 2001
    Scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia to attend the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

  • 2001 – 2005
    Postdoctoral research associate at the European Media Lab and EML Research (now the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies – HITS), Germany

  • 2003
    Doctorate in computer linguistics at the University of Duisburg-Essen

  • 2005 – 2007
    Managing research associate in the university-wide research project: E-Learning, at the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany

  • Since 2007
    Head of a German Research Foundation (DFG) Emmy Noether group in the Department of Computer Science at the Darmstadt University of Technology

  • 2008 – 2009
    W1 Volkswagen Foundation Lichtenberg Professor of ubiquitous knowledge processing in the Department of Computer Science at the Darmstadt University of Technology

  • Since 2009
    W3 Volkswagen Foundation Lichtenberg Professor of ubiquitous knowledge processing in the Department of Computer Science at the Darmstadt University of Technology

Selected publications

  • Mühlhäuser, M., Gurevych, I.: Handbook of Research: Ubiquitous Computing Technology for Real Time Enterprises. IGI Global, 2007.

  • Gurevych, I., Zesch, T.: Workshop "The People's Web Meets NLP: Collaboratively Constructed Semantic Resources". Association for Computational Linguistics and Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing. Singapore, August 2009.

  • Gurevych, I.: Das World Wide Web als computerlinguistische Ressource. In: Klabunde, R. et al: Computerlinguistik und Sprachtechnologie – Eine Einführung. 3rd edition, Elsevier. 2009. S. 544-552.

  • Zesch, T., Gurevych, I.: Wisdom of Crowds versus Wisdom of Linguists – Measuring Relatedness of Words. In: Journal of Natural Language Engineering 16, 2010. S. 25-59.

  • Müller, C., Gurevych, I., Mühlhäuser, M.: Closing the Vocabulary Gap for Computing Text Similarity and Information Retrieval. In: International Journal of Semantic Computing: Special Issue on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval 2 (2), 2008. S. 253-272.

  • Toprak, C., Jakob, N., Gurevych, I.: Sentence and Expression Level Annotation of Opinions in User-Generated Discourse. In: Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Uppsala, Sweden, 2010.

  • Rohrbach, M. et al.: What Helps Where? And Why? Semantic Relatedness for Knowledge Transfer. In: Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2010.

  • Meyer, C.M., Gurevych, I.: How Web Communities Analyze Human Language: Word Senses in Wiktionary. In: Proceedings of the Second Web Science Conference, Raleigh, NC, USA. 2010.

  • Bernhard, D., Gurevych, I.: Combining Lexical Semantic Resources with Question & Answer Archives for Translation-Based Answer Finding. In: Proceedings of the Joint conference of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 4th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (ACL-IJCNLP 2009), Singapore, 2009. S. 728-736.

  • Gurevych, I. et al.: Educational Question Answering based on Social Media Content. In: Vania Dimitrova and Riichiro Mizoguchi and Benedict du Boulay and Art Grasser (Hg.). Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education. Building learning systems that care: From knowledge representation to affective modelling (AIED 2009) 200, vol. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, IOS Press, 2009. S. 133-140.


Selected projects

  • Semantics- and Emotion-Based Conversation Management in Customer Support (SIGMUND), funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

  • Darmstadt Knowledge Processing Software Repository (DKPro), i.e., "UIMA-based Fundamental Course for Teaching Emerging NLP Trends to Computer Science Students", "DKPro-ML: An Open Source UIMA based Framework for Machine Learning, and Processing User-Generated Content: Meeting Emerging Challenges in NLP Research", funded by IBM's Unstructured Information Analytics Awards

  • Wikulu – Self-Organization in Wikis, funded by the Klaus Tschira Foundation (KTS)

  • Educational Natural Language Processing, Lichtenberg Chair Career Award funded by the Volkswagen Foundation

  • Sentiment Analysis in User-Generated Discourse for eLearning 2.0, supervisor of the PhD project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) as part of the Graduate Research School: Quality-Based Feedback Management in eLearning

  • Mining Lexical-Semantic Knowledge from Dynamic and Linguistic Sources and Integration into Question Answering for Discourse-Based Knowledge Acquisition in eLearning, Emmy Noether Award funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • THESEUS-TEXO: Use Case TEXO – Future Business Value Networks: Business Webs, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi)

  • SIR: Semantic Information Retrieval from Texts in the Example Domain of Electronic Career Guidance, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the strategy group of the Department of Computer Science at the Darmstadt University of Technology, since 2010

  • Member of the awards committee at the Darmstadt University of Technology, since 2008

  • Member of the E-Learning advisory board at the Darmstadt University of Technology, since 2007

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) Emmy Noether group leader in computer science at the Darmstadt University of Technology, since 2007

Additional qualifications

  • Founding and management of the Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing area of specialisation (with ca. 20 employees, as of June 2010) in the Department of Computer Science at the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany

  • Founding and management of the interdisciplinary research initiative: Web Research Centre Darmstadt (WeRC), at the Darmstadt University of Technology, 2010

  • Co-director of the university-wide research project: E-Learning, since 2007


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Leadership qualities, ability to integrate, talent for organisation


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