Jun.-Prof. Dr. Gabriella Lapesa

Board, Computational Linguistics

Gabriella Lapesa is a Junior Professor for Responsible Data Science and Machine Learning at the HHU-Düsseldorf and the leader of the Data Science Methods team in the Department for Computational Social Science at GESIS Cologne. She also leads the BMBF-funded group E-DELIB (Powering up E-DELIBeration: towards NLP-supported moderation) at the University of Stuttgart.

She is a computational linguist who applies NLP in interdisciplinary settings, with a strong focus on Social and Political Science (i.e., supporting decision making in forums with NLP; capturing the dynamics of political debates in newspaper reports). Further domains of interest are the application of NLP methods for cognitive modeling and linguistics.