I am an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam. Previously, I have been a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory and a Research Scientist at the International Computer Science Institute and the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, University of California, BerkeleyI received my PhD from the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory and Pembroke College in 2011. 

I am one of the organisers of our Computational Linguistics seminar series. If you are visiting Amsterdam and would like to give a talk, please get in touch!


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
  • computational social science and societal applications of NLP


  • My student, Pushkar Mishra, has been awarded a G-Research prize for the best Part II Computer Science dissertation in Cambridge
  • CleanInternet project: My student, Pushkar Mishra, has recently released new browser extensions for automated abusive language detection on Twitter using deep learning.
  • I am an area chair for ACL 2018 (Word-level semantics)
  • I am co-chairing SemEval 2018 and SemEval 2019
  • I am co-organising the new LREC 2018 Workshop on Linguistic and Neuro-Cognitive Resources (LiNCR), where I am the PC chair.
  • I am co-chairing the new NAACL 2018 Workshop on Figurative Language Processing.
  • Marek Rei has recently released the code and trained models from our EMNLP 2017 paper.


Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC)
Faculty of Science
University of Amsterdam
Science Park 107
1098 XG Amsterdam

Office: F2.46
Phone: +31 (0) 20 525 8334

Email: e.shutova @ uva.nl