Invited Talks

  • Invited Speaker at Workshop "Explicit and implicit coherence relations: Different, but how exactly?", Berlin, Jan 2020
  • Invited Speaker at EurNLP conference, London, Oct 2019
  • Keynote Lecture at XPRAG conference, Edinburgh, June 2019
  • Invited Presentation Fraunhofer Institut Erlangen, Nov 2018
  • Invited Presentation at Workshop "Making sense of discourse", Utrecht, Sept 2018
  • Invited Talk at Interactive Media Lab, Dresden, May 2018
  • Invited Speaker at XPRAG.de  Workshop "Implicit and explicit marking of discourse relations",Osnabrück, May 2018
  • Invited Talk at CLASP Göteborg, Feb 2018
  • Invited Talk at University of Geneva, Feb 2018
  • Invited Lecturer at DGfS autumn school in Düsseldorf, Sept 2017
  • Invited Speaker at Seminar Prof. Alessandro Lenci, Computational Linguistics Laboratory, Pisa
  • Keynote Speaker at International Conference on Parsing Technologies (IWPT), Pisa, Sept 2017
  • Invited Lecturer at Kavli Summer Institute (organized by Gina Kuperberg and Florian Jaeger): Computational Perspectives on Language Prediction in the Brain, Santa Barbara, California, July 2017
  • Invited Speaker at CSLI Workshop: Bridging computational and psycholinguistic approaches to the study of meaning, Feb 2017
  • Invited Lecturer at TextLink Training school in Prague, Feb 2017
  • Keynote Speaker at International Natural Language Generation conference (INLG), Edinburgh, Sept 2016
  • Invited Speaker at RefNet Roundtable Event, Aberdeen, Jan 2016
  • Keynote Speaker at the 11th Syntax and Semantics Conference (CSSP 2015) in Paris
  • Keynote speaker at Psycholinguistics in Flanders (PiF 2015), Namur, Belgium, May 2015
  • The Index of Cognitive Activity as a Measure of Language Processing Difficulty. Invited speaker at Forschungskolloquium Universität Köln (invitation by Prof. Petra Schumacher), May 2015
  • Let's not lose any information when mapping discourse relation schemes. Invited talk at COST action meeting in Fribourg, Mar 2015
  • An information-theoretic perspective on discourse relation processing. Invited speaker at colloquium, Utrecht University (invitation by Prof. Ted Sanders), Mar 2015
  • Invited Speaker at conference 'The Division of Labor: A View from Syntax, Semantics, Information Structure and Processing', Tübingen, Jan 2015
  • The Index of Cognitive Activity as a Measure of Linguistic Processing Difficulty. Invited speaker at colloquium, University of Osnabrück, Nov 2014
  • Short Presentation at Falling Walls Lab 2014, Berlin
  • Invited discussant at Workshop on Perceptual Salience, Freiburg
  • The Index of Cognitive Activity as a Measure of Linguistic Processing Difficulty. Invited Talk at KogWis Symposium 'Eye tracking, linking hypotheses and measures in language processing', Sep 2014
  • Processing discourse relations and connectors -- a psycholinguistic experimental perspective. Invited speaker at 11th international congress on linguistics (CILG),  May 2014
  • An information-theoretic perspective on discourse relations and discourse connectors. Psychology colloquium Kaiserslautern, Jan 23rd 2014
  • An information-theoretic perspective on discourse relations and discourse connectors. Linguistic Circle, Edinburgh University, Oct 4th 2013
  • Measuring (linguistically induced) cognitive load in realistic dual-task settings. ILCC Seminar, School of Informatics, Edinburgh University, Sep 30th 2013
  • Measuring cognitive load in dual-task settings. SFB Kolloquium Bielefeld, May 13th, 2013
  • Prediction in Language Comprehension. Invited talk at University of Tübingen (Oberseminar Detmar Meurers), April 19th, 2013
  • Invited Talk at KogWis (Conference of the German Cognitive Science Society) symposium, Oct 2012
  • Invited Tutorial at Workshop on Tree-Adjoining Grammars and related formalisms (TAG+11), Sep 2012
  • Modelling Incrementality and Prediction in Human Sentence Processing. Laboratoire Parole et Langage, Aix-en-Provence, May 11th, 2012
  • Modelling Incrementality and Prediction in Syntax and Discourse using PLTAG. Computerlinguistik Kolloquium, Universitaet Duesseldorf, May 3rd, 2012
  • Invited Talk at Incrementality in Linguistic and Musical Interaction Workshop, Queen Mary University of London and King's College London, 2011
  • Incrementality and Prediction in Syntax and Discourse. Linguistisches Kolloquium, Freie Universitaet Berlin, April 11th, 2012
  • Modelling Incrementality and Prediction in Syntax and Discourse. Computerlinguistik Kolloquium, Universitaet Potsdam, April 10th, 2012
  • A cognitive model of sentence processing using PsychoLinguistically motivated Tree-Adjoining Grammar. Common Ground seminar, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, March 28th, 2012
  • CLUNCH seminar, Department of Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania, March 22nd, 2012
  • A cognitive model of sentence processing using PsychoLinguistically motivated Tree-Adjoining Grammar. Computational Linguistics Colloquium, Saarland University, April 28th 2011
  • A Broad-Coverage Model of Prediction in Human Sentence Processing. Whamit! BCS Special Language Seminar, MIT, Boston, MA, Oct 2010
  • Modelling Prediction in Human Sentence Processing. Invited talk at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam, Feb 2010
  • Modelling Human Sentence Processing (on YouTube). Google Tech Talk, Mountain View, April 17th 2008
  • User Modelling and Content Structuring for Information Presentation in Spoken Dialog Systems. Talk presented at Google, Mountain View on February 15th 2008


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