Aline Villavicencio

Aline Villavicencio is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield (UK). Prior to that she was affiliated to the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) and to the University of Essex (UK). Her research interests include multiword expressions, multilinguality, and cognitively motivated NLP.

She received her PhD and MPhil from the University of Cambridge (UK), and held postdoc positions at the University of Cambridge and University of Essex (UK) and was a Visiting Scholar at institutions like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) and École Normale Supérieure (France).

She serves as editorial board member for TACL, JNLE, Journal of Language Modelling and Linguamatica, as well as Book Review Editor for Computational Linguistics.

She was the PC co-chair of ACL-2022, of CoNLL-2019, General co-chair for the 13th Int. Conf. on Computational Processing of Portuguese (PROPOR 2018), and has been SAC and AC for events including *ACL conferences, IJCAI and AAAI. In addition, she co-chaired numerous *ACL workshops on Cognitive Aspects of Computational Language Acquisition and on Multiword Expressions, and co-edited special issues and books dedicated to these topics.

She is also a member of the advisory board of WiNLP.

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