Prof. dr. Els Lefever is co-director of the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities and an assistant professor at the LT3 language and translation technology team at Ghent University. She has a master in Linguistics and Literature (Romance languages) and holds a PhD in computer science from Ghent University on ParaSense: Parallel Corpora for Word Sense Disambiguation (2012). She started her career as a computational linguist at the R&D-department of Lernout & Hauspie Speech products. She has a strong expertise in machine learning of natural language and multilingual natural language processing, with a special interest for computational semantics, cross-lingual word sense disambiguation and multilingual terminology extraction. She is an executive board member of SIGLEX, the Special Interest Group on the Lexicon of the Association for Computational Linguistics.