I am a researcher on the edge of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Information Retrieval (IR). My current research involves text mining applications for a variety of target domains. I am particularly interested in modelling the interaction between users and search systems.

From March 1st, 2016, I have been employed as an Assistant Professor at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS). I am affiliated with the Data Science Research Programme of the Leiden Centre of Data Science. Before this (from 2009), I was a postdoctoral researcher and teacher at the University of Nijmegen. From 2012 onwards, I was employed at both the Centre for Language and Speech Technology (Faculty of Arts) and the Institute for Computating and Information Sciences.


Our paper “Show Me How to Tie a Tie: Evaluation of Cross-Lingual Video Retrieval” (Pavel Braslavski, Suzan Verberne, and Ruslan Talipov) got a honorable mention at CLEF 2016!






JASIST best paper award 2014


We won a John Wiley Best JASIST Paper Award for the paper “Reliability and Validity of Query Intent Assessments”, Suzan Verberne, Maarten van der Heijden, Max Hinne, Maya Sappelli, Saskia Koldijk, Eduard Hoenkamp and Wessel Kraaij