I am a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow and a Principal Investigator at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. I am also affiliated with the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, where I have been awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship. Previously, I have been a Research Scientist at the International Computer Science Institute and the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, where I led a research team working on statistical modelling of metaphor. I received my PhD from the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory and Pembroke College in 2011. 


My research is in the area of natural language processing (NLP), with a specific focus on 
computational semantics and machine learning from linguistic and multimodal data. Current 
interests and projects include:
  • weakly-supervised and unsupervised learning for large-scale semantic interpretation
  • computational modelling of figurative language
  • multi-modal semantics and joint modelling of language and vision
  • multilingual NLP and linguistic typology
  • cognitive processing and semantic representation in the brain
  • machine learning and text mining for experimental psychology


University of Cambridge 
Computer Laboratory 
William Gates Building 
15 JJ Thomson Avenue 
Cambridge CB3 0FD 
United Kingdom

Office: FE09
Phone: +44 (0) 1223 763738

Email: ekaterina.shutova @ cl.cam.ac.uk