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Nancy Ide receives honorary professorship from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iasi, Romania.

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Nancy Ide, professor of computer science at Vassar, has been named an Honorary Professor of Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iasi, Romania. Shereceived thishonor in Romania at the end of March and participated in ceremoniesbestowing thetitle. This honor is in recognition of over 13 years of collaboration and teaching at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in the area of computational linguistics, and of her work in co-organizing and participating in the EUROLAN summer school session in computational linguistics, held biennially in Romania.

Nancy Ide earned her B.A, B.S., M.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Pennsylvania State University, where she studied in several areas including neuroscience, linguistics, and computer science. She is an active researcher in the field of computational linguistics, and has received several grants to support her research from the National Science Foundation, the European Commission, and others. She is currently editor-in-chief of the journal Language Resources and Evaluationand co-editor of a book series Text, Speech, and Language Technologyfor Springer Publishers.

Ide is the founder of the Text Encoding Initiative; president of the Association for Computational Linguistics Special Interest Group on Annotation; anInternational Expert at the Institut de Linguistique Francaise, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS); a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Swedish National Data Service, the Hercules Science Commission, and the International Standards Organization; as well as a co-organizer and committee member for numerous conferences on computational linguistics.

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, March 31, 2010