Gülşen Eryiğit is an Assistant Professor at Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey, founding member of the ITU Natural Language Processing Group, member of the ITU Learning from Big Data Group. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Computer Engineering Department, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, in 2002 and 2007, respectively. In 2006, she worked as a visiting student researcher at Växjö University, Sweden where she worked in the first ranked team of Conll shared tasks in 2006 and 2007 on multi-lingual dependency parsing. In 2007, she won Siemens Excellence award for her PhD thesis.
Her current research focuses on natural language processing of Turkish. In this field, she acted as a reviewer or co-author of various publications in prestigious journals and conferences. She was the Turkey’s representative in CLARIN (EU 7th Framework Programme, CLARIN - Common language resources and technology infrastructure). Currently, she is the leader of two research projects: one EU Cost Action project “Parsing Web2.0 Sentences” funded by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and one national project “Turkish Mobile Personal Assistant” funded by Turkey’s Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. She is the NLP coordinator of one interdisciplinary research project “A Signing Avatar System for Turkish to Turkish Sign Language Machine Translation” funded by TUBITAK. She is serving as a consultant or technical advisor to several companies. She has been a reviewer for many research and industrial proposals for European Commission (H2020 and Cost Action Programs), TUBITAK, Turkey’s Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology and Swiss National Science Foundation.