I am an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam. Previously, I was 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


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
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!


  • I am a program co-chair of *SEM 2019
  • I am an area chair for ACL 2019 (Word-level semantics)
  • I am an area chair for NAACL-HLT 2019 (Multilingualism and cross-lingual resources)
  • I am co-chairing SemEval 2019
  • My student, Pushkar Mishra, has been awarded a G-Research prize for the best Part II Computer Science dissertation in Cambridge
  • CleanInternet project: we have recently released new browser extensions for automated abusive language detection on Twitter using deep learning.


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