Prof Erhard Hinrichs
Erhard Hinrichs is professor of Computational Linguistics and director of the Computational Linguistics research group at the University of Tübingen, Germany. He obtained a PhD in Linguistics from The Ohio State University in 1985. His previous positions include Research Fellow, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Research Scientist, Artificial Intelligence Department, Bolt Beranek and Newman Laboratories, Cambridge. Erhard Hinrichs has extensive experience in project coordination and scientific leadership in large research infrastructure initiatives at the national and European level. He is one of the founding members of ESFRI research infrastructure initiative CLARIN (short for: Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure) for scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences. He is a member of the CLARIN-ERIC Board of Directors and scientific coordinator of the CLARIN-D project, the national counterpart of the European CLARIN initiative, which is funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). He is also a principal investigator, a member of the Management Board, and a member of the Working Group on Workflows of the FP7 and Horizon 2020 Project EUDAT: Towards a European Collaborative Data Infrastructure.