Prof. Dr. Miriam Butt
Professor for general and computational linguistics
Department of Linguistics at the University of Konstanz, Germany

Professor Miriam Butt is the professor for general and computational linguistics in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Konstanz. She has also taken a leadership position in the parallel grammar (ParGram) initiative for over 20 years, in which grammar engineering solutions are developed for typologically very different languages. She is one of a small number of researchers internationally who has knowledge and expertise on the grammatical structure of South Asian languages, in particular as needed for computational applications. Professor Butt has taught at 8 different spring/summer schools internationally (in Bordeaux, Colombo, Konstanz, Kathmandu, Lahore, Malaga, Trondheim, Utrecht) and has held 10 international tutorials (in Barcelona, Legon (Ghana), Geneva, Hyderabad, Kathmandu, Istanbul, Lahore, Zadar, Colombo). She is now also providing video tutorials on grammar engineering.


Prof. Dr. Stefan Evert
Chair of Computational Corpus Linguistics
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Professor Stefan has a background in mathematics, physics and computational linguistics. His research interests include the statistical analysis of corpus frequency data, quantitative approaches to lexical semantics (collocations, multiword expressions and distributional semantics), as well as processing large text corpora. He has published several handbook articles and practical guides for working with statistical methods for corpus linguistics and has previously taught at summer schools.


Professor Tanja Kupisch
Professor
Department of Linguistics at the University of Konstanz, Germany
Professor Tanja Kupisch is a professor at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Konstanz and Professor II at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Tromsø. She has specialized in multilingualism, investigating language development and maintenance. She has worked and taught at several universities, including the University of Calgary and McGill University (Canada), Lund University (Sweden), University of Zurich (Switzerland) as well as Hamburg and Kiel (Germany), offering classes in English, German, French and Italian on general linguistics and language acquisition. She is chief editor of Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism.
Dr. Hassan Sajjad
Research scientist
Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar

Dr. Hassan Sajjad is a research scientist, currently working at the Qatar Computing Research Institute. He has a doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. He has international teaching experience, having taught in Germany, Qatar and given lectures on Deep Learning in Pakistan. In addition, Dr. Hassan has extensive experience in using Machine Learning and Deep Learning to solve problems in Natural Language Processing particularly involving South Asian languages.


Dr. Annette Hautli-Janisz
Postdoctoral researcher
Department of Linguistics, University of Konstanz, Germany

Dr. Annette Hautli-Janisz is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Linguistics, University of Konstanz and PI and coordinator of the ADD-up project funded by the VolkswagenStiftung (“Augmented Deliberative Democracy: Computational Enhancement of Large-scale Public Arbitrations in Real Time”). Her research in computational linguistics covers a range of topics, with the most recent focus on the linguistically-motivated, computational analysis of multiparty discourse, in particular the argumentative structures found in political communication. She also has a track record of combining Visual Analytics and (computational) linguistics and developing resources using various machine learning techniques. She has taught numerous courses in various areas of CL targeted at students across departments and areas of expertise.


Fahim Dalvi
Deep Learning Researcher
Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar

Fahim Dalvi is a Deep Learning researcher and software engineer at Qatar Computing Research Institute. He has a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and Masters of Science in Computer Science from Stanford University. He has international teaching experience, having co-taught Deep Learning / Machine Learning courses in Germany and Qatar.


Jessica Zipf
Doctoral Researcher
Department of Linguistics at the University of Konstanz, Germany

Jessica Zipf is a doctoral researcher at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Konstanz. She works within the field of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and focuses on integrating computational grammars into the context of Second Language Learning, combining theoretical aspects of second language acquisition and computational linguistics. She regularly teaches courses on computational linguistics and syntax.