Jan Odijk

Prof. Dr. Jan Odijk is Emeritus Professor of language and speech technology at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. He has a background in theoretical and computational linguistics and got his PhD at the University of Tilburg in 1993. His research focus is on theoretical syntax and machine translation. He also has rich industry experience in leading language technology companies such as Philips and Nuance. He was involved in a wide range of national and European projects related to language resources. He was a board member of ELRA, chaired the programme committee of the Dutch/Flemish language and speech technology programme STEVIN.  participated in the EU project META-NET and was programme director of CLARIN-NL and national coordinator  of CLARIAH.NL until his retirement in 2022