CV

Education

  • Professional training as an electronic technician
  • Studies in Computer Science and Linguistics at the Technical University of Berlin; Diploma in Computer Science, 1989
  • Dissertation at the Technical University of Berlin (representation of ambiguity, incremental disambiguation), 1996
  • Habilitation at the Department of Linguistics and Literature, University of Osnabrück, (information structure and discourse structure), venia legendi „Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft“, 2006
  • Umhabilitation at the Philosophische Fakultät II, Humboldt-University Berlin, 2014

Professional experience

  • Industrial software development
  • Researcher at the Technical University of Berlin (Machine Translation, Natural Language Generation, Semantics, Cognitive Science)
  • Visiting professor at the Institute of Applied Computer Science, University of Hildesheim (computational linguistics, object-oriented programming)
  • Researcher at the Institute of Linguistics, University of Leipzig (syntax-semantics interface, focus semantics, intonation, information structure)
  • Lecturer/researcher at the Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück (semantics and pragmatics); coordinator of the Cognitive Science Doctorate Program
  • Visiting professor (W3) at the Institute of Linguistics, University of Stuttgart
  • Since October 2012: researcher at the ZAS Berlin, project "Expressing Similarity" (PI)