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Name: Suzan Verberne
Date of birth: April 29, 1980

Employment

From March 1st, 2017, 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.

Employment history

  • 2012 – 2017: Radboud University Nijmegen, Faculty of Science, Institute for Computing and Information Sciences. Postdoctoral researcher. PhD supervision: Maya Sappelli
  • 2009 – 2017: Radboud University Nijmegen, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Language & Speech Technology (permanent position). Researcher. PhD supervision: Eva D’hondt
  • 2011: University of Wolverhampton, Research Institute in Information and Language Processing. Visiting Lecturer in the International Masters in Natural Language Processing and Human Language Technology
  • 2010: University of Wolverhampton, Research Institute in Information and Language Processing. Visiting Researcher in the Research Group in Computational Linguistics. Main research topic: anaphora resolution for patent texts
  • 2008: University of Amsterdam, Intelligent Systems Lab. Visiting PhD student in the Information and Language Processing Systems group (ILPS)
  • 2005 – 2009: Radboud University Nijmegen, Department of Linguistics. PhD candidate in Natural Language Processing/Information Retrieval
  • 2003 – 2004: Polderland Language and Speech Technology. Linguistic Engineer and Project Manager. Summary of tasks: Writing functional designs for proofing tools applications; creating and improving language resources, data conversions; planning and coordination of small (2 programmers) projects.
  • 2003: Radboud University Nijmegen, Department of Language & Speech. Junior Teacher (temporal replacement)
  • 2000 – 2002: Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, Department of Language & Speech. Student assistant for the Spoken Dutch Corpus. Summary of tasks: Correcting PoS tagging and lemmatization in the corpus; coordinating the work of 8 fellow students and communication with other project teams.

Publications

  • See a list of publications here.

Projects

  • See a list of projects here.

Teaching experience

Professional activities

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Invited talks

Skills

  • Programming/scripting in Python (including scikit-learn), Perl and Java
  • LaTeX, Subversion, R, WordPress, EasyChair, Paydro, Adobe InDesign, Gimp
  • Languages: native speaker of Dutch, good proficiency in English

Education

  • 2005 – 2009: Radboud University Nijmegen
    PhD in Natural Language Processing/Information Retrieval
    Dissertation: In Search of the Why: developing a system for answering why-questions (See this page)
  • 1998 – 2002: Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen
    BA in Language and Speech Technology
    MA in Natural Language Processing
    Thesis: Context-sensitive spell checking based on word trigram probabilities (pdf)
  • 1992 – 1998: De Grundel, Hengelo
    Gymnasium with science subjects and languages