Darja Fišer appointed Vice Executive Director CLARIN ERIC

Submitted by Linda Stokman on 12 November 2019

Darja Fišer has recently taken up the post of Vice Executive Director of CLARIN ERIC. She has taken over from Bente Maegaard, who fulfilled the position till September 2019.

Darja Fišer has been Director of User Involvement for CLARIN ERIC since 1 October 2016.  With a background in corpus linguistics and language resource creation, she has brought the activities to stimulate the use of the CLARIN infrastructure to the next level.

As Vice Executive Director, Darja Fišer will continue to strengthen the visibility of CLARIN and foster knowledge sharing within existing user communities. She will also work on widening the disciplinary outreach and streamlining CLARIN’s functionality to meet the requirements of researchers, educators and students. One of Darja Fišer’s focal points as Vice Executive Director is to maximize the integration of CLARIN’s resources and tools in the established as well as emerging multidisciplinary research agendas, methodological frameworks and communities of practice.

Darja Fišer is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, and Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Knowledge Technologies, Jožef Stefan Institute. She is currently active in the fields of computer-mediated communication and lexical semantics using corpus-linguistics methods and natural language processing.

She is principal investigator of a bilateral research project focused on the analysis of the linguistic landscape of hate speech in social media (LiLaH), project member of an interdisciplinary national basic research project on the resources, tools and methods for the understanding, identification and classification of socially unacceptable discourse in the information society (FRENK), and a collaborator on the H2020 cluster project Social Science and Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC).

She is also a Board of the Slovenian Language Technologies Society, Chair of the FoLLi Steering Committee of the biggest European summer school on language, logic and computation ESSLLI, and is currently serving as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and of the National Interdisciplinary Research E-Infrastructure for Bulgarian Language and Cultural Heritage Resources and Technologies.