Oana Inel


University of Zurich
Binzm├╝hlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Z├╝rich
Switzerland

Email: inel@ifi.uzh.ch

Since 2022, I work as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Dynamic and Distributed Information Systems Group, Department of Informatics at the University of Zurich.

Before that, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Web Information Systems group at Delft University of Technology, working on the Responsible Data Science track in the Digital Society research programme. I was also a visiting researcher at the User Centric Data Science group, Computer Science department at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Before joining TU Delft on 1st of January 2019, I was a PhD student in the User Centric Data Science group at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, under the supervision of prof.dr. Lora Aroyo.

My research focused 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 applied 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 performed my research in the context of two projects: