Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering
Prof. Dr. Panchenko is an Assistant Professor for NLP at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology since 2019. Before that was a Postdoctoral researcher in the Language Technology Group at the University of Hamburg, Germany. His background is almost a decade of research and developments in the field of NLP. He worked on a range of problems and tasks, such as semantic relatedness, word sense disambiguation, and induction, sentiment analysis, gender detection, taxonomy induction, etc. Prior to the appointment in Hamburg, Alexander was a Postdoctoral Researcher at TU Darmstadt. He received his PhD in Computational Linguistics from the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. Alexander is interested in representation learning, distributional semantics and word sense induction and disambiguation. He has (co-)authored more than 40 peer-reviewed research publications, including papers in top-tier conference proceedings, such as ACL, EMNLP, EACL, and ECIR. He received (with co-authors) the best paper awards at the `Representation Learning for NLP’ (RepL4NLP) workshop at ACL 2016 and SemEval’2019 competition on `Unsupervised Frame Induction’. He co-organised two shared tasks on semantic relatedness and word sense induction evaluation for the Russian language (RUSSE’15 and RUSSE’18). He served also as a co-editor of a data science conference on Analysis of Social Networks, Images, and Texts (AIST) with the proceedings published in Springer LNCS series.