Torsten Zesch



Language Technology Lab
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Forsthausweg
47057 Duisburg
Germany
Office: LE 411
Phone: +49 (0)203 379-2006
Email: torsten.zesch@uni-due.de

Biography
  • Appointed Professor of Language Technology at University of Duisburg-Essen in 2014
  • Dr.-Ing. degree from Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
  • Diploma in computer science from the Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany.

Awards and Grants
2012
  • Winning Team – Semantic Text Similarity Challenge at SemEval. Best result among 35 international teams.
  • Minerva Short Term Research Grant
2011
  • Invitation to the 4th Indo-German Frontiers of Engineering Symposium by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • “Helping Our Own” Challenge. Best detection scores for 8 out of 13 error classes (among 6 participating systems)
2009
  • IBM PhD Fellowship Award
  • EMNLP Best Reviewer Award