Els Lefever is an associate professor at the LT3 language and translation technology team at Ghent University. She started her career as a computational linguist at the R&D-department of Lernout & Hauspie Speech products. She holds a PhD in computer science from Ghent University on ParaSense: Parallel Corpora for Word Sense Disambiguation (2012). She has a strong expertise in machine learning of natural language and multilingual natural language processing, with a special interest for computational semantics, cross-lingual word sense disambiguation and multilingual terminology extraction. Els supervises PhD research on terminology extraction from comparable corpora, event extraction and sentiment mining of financial news, language modeling for low-resourced languages, argumentation mining in social media and the automatic detection of irony in online text. She teaches Terminology and Translation Technology, Language Technology and Digital Humanities courses.