Elected: 2019
Discipline: Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics
Professor Mirella Lapata FRSE

Personal Chair in Natural Language Processing, University of Edinburgh.

Professor Mirella Lapata’s research interests focus on natural language processing, with an emphasis on natural language understanding and generation. She has served as an associate editor of the ‘Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research’ (JAIR), ‘Computational Linguistics’, and the ‘Transactions of the Association of Computational Linguistics (TACL)’. In 2009, Mirella was the first recipient of the British Computer Society and Information Retrieval Specialist Group (BCS/IRSG) Karen Sparck Jones award. She currently holds a consolidator grant from the European Research Council.