Mihaela Vela

Dr. Mihaela Vela

I am a researcher and lecturer at the Department of Language Science and Technology at Saarland University. My main areas of research are translation and translation technologies with a specific focus on machine translation evaluation and post-editing.

I am also a member of the collaborative research center (SFB) Information Density and Linguistic Encoding@UdS. In project B7 - Modelling Human Translation with a Noisy Channel - we are trying to computationally model translation with respect to its two main objectives, source language fidelity and target language conformity. Here you can find a list of the projects I am/have been involved.

I am teaching mainly courses related to language technology for future translators in the Master programme Translation Science and Technology. Here is a list of the courses I taught. 

Before moving to the Department of Applied Linguistics and Translation, I worked as a researcher in the Language Technology Lab at DFKI in Saarbrücken, Germany (2007-2011).

I received a PhD in Computational Linguistics from Saarland University in 2011 with the thesis Extraction of Ontology Schema Components from Financial News. I was supervised by Hans Uszkoreit and Thierry Declerck from the Language Technology Lab at DFKI in Saarbrücken, Germany. 

I received a Diploma degree in Computational Linguistics in 2005 from Saarland University, and a Licentiate degree in German and English Linguistics in 2001 from West University of Timisoara, Romania.

A list of my publications can be found here.



Dr. Mihaela Vela

Akademische Mitarbeiterin
Researcher and Lecturer


Department of Language Science and Technology
Saarland University
Campus A2 2, Room 1.14
D- 66123 Saarbrücken

Tel.: +49 681 302-3162
Fax: +49 681 302-70072
E-Mail: m.vela(at)mx.uni-saarland.de