Oana Inel


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1081A
1081HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Email: oana.inel@vu.nl

I am a PhD student in the User Centric Data Science group at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, under the supervision of prof.dr. Lora Aroyo.

My research focuses on understanding events and their semantic representation across various data types (text, image, video) and different domains (history, politics). This also includes understanding the role of events with respect to other types of entities, such as places, people, time expressions, as well as detecting their contextual relevance, salience or novelty. To realize this, I apply a number of computer science technologies, such as, natural language processing (NLP), semantic modeling, human computation, machine learning.
During my PhD I was awarded two times the IBM PhD Fellowship (2016-2017, 2017-2018).

I perform my research in the context of two projects: