Short Bio

Position: Associate Professor, School of Computer Science, Reykjavík University.

Research interests:Natural Language Processing (NLP), including morphological analysis, part-of-speech tagging, parsing, corpus construction, information extraction, machine translation and computer-assisted language learning.

I completed a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Iceland in 1989 and an M.Sc. in Computer Science and Operations Research from Pennsylvania State University, USA, in 1992. I joined Reykjavik University in 2000 after having spent about 8 years working for trading firms and investments banks in the USA, England and Iceland. In 2007, I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science (NLP) from the University of Sheffield, England.

My research has led to international publications, as well as the development of free and open-source software, e.g. IceNLP (a web interface is available) and CombiTagger.

In the period September 2013 - February 2018, I worked at the software development company Kolibri.