Dieter Van Uytvanck


Dieter Van Uytvanck is the Technical Director of CLARIN . He graduated in Informatics (2002, Ghent University) and Language and Speech Technology (2007, Radboud University Nijmegen) and has been involved in technical infrastructure building since CLARIN’s preparatory phase in 2008.

Between 2004 and 2008 he has worked in the context of The Language Archive at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, as part-time technical assistant and corpus manager, supporting researchers to annotate, to enrich and to deposit language data into the institutional repository.

After graduating in 2007 he continued working at the MPI for Psycholinguistics, first in the CLARIN preparatory ESFRI project (until 2011), then in the technical management of the CLARIN-D infrastructure (until 2016). Since early 2016 he is working full-time as Technical Director of CLARIN ERIC, which is hosted at Utrecht University.

He served as chair of the Standing Committee on CLARIN technical centres between February 2012 and March 2020.

As of April 2021, he also holds the title of Vice Executive Director of CLARIN ERIC.