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PhD Committees & Guests

Guests from abroad @ CLTL Department at VU University:

  • Maite María Teresa Martín Valdivia, Spain, May-July 2016.
  • Francis Bond, Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Nanyang Technological University, July 2014
  • Kiril Simov and Petya Osenova, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, July 2014
  • Aitor Garcia Pablos, PhD of Basque University, March – June 2014
  • Ruben Izquierdo Bevia, PhD of University of Alicante, September 2011- September 2014
  • Veronica Benigno, PhD of the University of Palermo, May-November 2011
  • Egoitz Laparra, PhD of the Basque University, April-June 2011
  • Francesco Ronzano, PhD of University of Pisa, May-December 2010

Vossen’s academic career was interrupted during his work for 10 years in the software industry (September 1999 – November 2009). He has been a full-time professor since November 2009 and in this short period, he obtained funding for 12 PhD students.

PhD’s of Piek Vossen:

  • fc. Promotor of Chantal van Son, From Text to Deep data, AAA Data Science, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • fc. co-promoter of Philippine Waisvisz, Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, the Netherlands.
  • fc. co-promoter (with Peter Desain) of Karen Dijkstra, Radboud University Nijmegen, Donders Institute, the Netherlands.
  • fc: Promotor of Marten Postma, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (started September 2014).
  • fc: Promotor of Emiel van Miltenburg, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (started September 2014).
  • fc: Promotor of Alessandro Lopoppolo, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (started September 2014).
  • fc: Promotor of Minh, Lê Ngọc, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (started September 2014).
  • fc: Promotor of Filip Llievski, Amsterdam, the Netherlands  (started September 2014).
  • fc: Promotor of Agata Cybulska, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (started July 2009).
  • fc.: Promotor of Bertie Kaal, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (started July 2009).
  • fc: co-Promotor Roxane Segers, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (started July 2009).
  • fc: Co-Promotor of Annemieke van Elfrinkhof, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (started July 2009).
  • fc: Promotor of Isa Maks, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (started July 2008).

PhD’s Committees of Piek Vossen:

  • 2016: Member of the PhD Committee of Simon Šuster, University of Antwerp, Belgium, October 2016.
  • 2016: Member of the PhD Committee of Francesco Corcoglioniti, FBK, Trento, Italy, April 26, 2016.
  • 2015: Member of the PhD Committee of Alexander Hogenboom, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, November 2015.
  • 2015:  Member of the PhD Committee of Pavel Richly, September 2015.
  • 2015: Member of the PhD Committee of Marten Teitsma, Universiteit Utrecht, the Netherlands, June 12, 2015.
  • 2015: Member of the PhD Committee of  Egoitz Laparra, Basque University, Spain, January 2015.
  • 2014: Member of the PhD Committee of Irina Simanova“In Search of Conceptual Representations in the Brain: Towards Mind-Reading”, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, May 12, 2014.
  • 2014: Member of the PhD Committee of Ruth Wester: “A Linguistic History of Awyu-Dumut”, VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, March 20, 2014.
  • 2014: Member of the PhD Committee of Thomas Markus, Universiteit van Utrecht, the Netherlands, January 7, 2014.
  • 2013: Member of the PhD Committee of Marta Vila: “Paraphrase Scope and Typology. A Data-Driven Approach from Computational Linguistics”, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2012: Member of the PhD Committee of Anna Tordai: “On Combining Alignment Techniques”, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • 2012: Member of the PhD Committee of Mitesh Manmal Khapra, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, June 2012.
  • 2012: Member of the PhD Committee of Aina Peris: “Deverbal Nominalizations: Denotation and Argument Structure”, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, May 11, 2012,
  • 2012: Member of the PhD Committee of Arantxa Otegi: “Expansion for Information Retrieval: Contribution of Word Sense Disambiguation and Semantic Relatedness”, University of San Sebastian, Spain, March 16, 2012
  • 2011: Member of the PhD Committee of Veronica Benign, Italy, December 2011.
  • 2011: Member of the PhD Committee of Marcel Thelen: “TCM, Terminology and Translation”, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, December 14, 2011.
  • 2011: Member of the PhD Committee of Montserrat Cuadros Oller, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, November 22, 2011.
  • 2011: Member of the PhD Committee of Kirsten Vis: “Subjectivity in news discourse. A corpus linguistic analysis of informalization”, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 14, 2011
  • 2011: Member of the PhD Committee of Elena Cabrio, Human Language Technologies (HLT) Research Unit Fondazione Bruno Kessler – Center for Scientific and Technological Research, Trento, Italy, April 18th, 2011
  • 2010: Member of the PhD Committee of Marc van Assem“Converting and Integrating Vocabularies for the Semantic Web”, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, October 1, 2010
  • 2010: Member of the PhD Committee of Marieke van Erp “Accessing Natural History – Discoveries in Data Cleaning, Structuring, and Retrieval”, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 30, 2010.
  • 2010: Member of the PhD Committee of Tim Van de Cruys: “Mining for Meaning. The Extraction of Lexico-semantic Knowledge from Text”, Groningen, the Netherlands, June 24, 2010.
  • 2010: Member of the PhD Committee of Antonio Toral Ruiz, Alicante, Spain.
  • 2009: Member of the PhD Committee of Nicole Grégoire, Utrecht, the Netherlands, November 10, 2009.
  • 2009: Member of the PhD Committee of Ismail Fahmi: “Automatic Term and Relation Extraction””, Groningen, the Netherlands, May 14, 2009.
  • 2009: Member of the PhD Committee of Willem Robert van Hage: “Evaluating Ontology-Alignment Techniques””, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, January 19, 2009
  • 2008: Member of the PhD Committee of Lonneke van der Plas,: “Automatic lexico-semantic acquisition for question answering””, Groningen, the Netherlands, October 23, 2008
  • 2008: Member of the PhD Committee of Ales Horac: “Computer Processing of Czech Syntax and Semantics”, Masaryk, Czech Republic, September 10, 2008.
  • 2003: Member of the PhD Committee of Frank Joosten, KU Leuven, Belgium, October, 2003.
  • 2002: Member of the PhD Committee of Anselmo Peñas, Dpto. Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Spain.
  • 1999: Member of the PhD Committee of Eneko Agirre, University of Bilbao, Spain.
  • 1998: Member of the PhD Committee of German Rigau, University Polytecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 1998: Member of the PhD Committee  of Henny van der Vliet, Faculty of Arts, Free University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.