Koenraad De Smedt has been professor in Computational Linguistics at the University of Bergen (Norway) since 1995. His current research interests are in models of human language processing, computational linguistics, language resources and infrastructures, and higher education strategies. From 1996 to 1999 he coordinated the Norwegian partnership in a European project on automatic proofreading. From 1996 to 2000 he coordinated a large scale Socrates thematic network project on Advanced Computing in the Humanities. From 2001 to 2005 he was coordinator of the Norwegian Documentation Center for Language Technology. From 2002 he coordinated three consecutive Marie Curie training projects on language resources and multilingual technologies. From 2004 to 2008 he led the Norwegian research project TREPIL on treebanking. From 2008 he coordinated CLARINO, the research infrastructure work for language resources in Norway which participates in CLARIN ERIC.