MahlowI am a computational linguist, my main research areas are linguistic aspects of writing processes and writing technology. As specialist in higher ed didactics and e-learning I focus on how to teach future skills needed in today's and tomorrow's digitally transformed world.

You can read more about these things in my blog Academic Adventures.


Short CV

Since September 2019, I am a lecturer for Digital Linguistics with a focus on processes of text production (PTP) and corpus linguistics at the School of Applied Linguistics of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences where I co-head the lab for Digital Linguistics.

From May to August 2019, I was a senior scientific officer at the Center for University Continuing Education at the University of Bern.

From September 2017 to April 2019, I was a specialist for e-learning and e-didactics at the Bern University of Applied Sciences.

From August 2017 to December 2017, I was a Junior Fellow at the Walter Benjamin Kolleg at the University of Bern. In Spring Term 2018, I taught an introductory course on Digital Humanities.

From October 2016 to March 2017, I was a Guest Professor at the Institute for Natural Language Processing (IMS) at the University of Stuttgart.

From October 2015 to September 2016, I was senior researcher at the Leibniz Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS) in Mannheim. From May to July 2015, I coordinated the Leibniz-ScienceCampus "Empirical Linguistics and Computational Language Modeling", a cooperation between the IDS and the Institute for Computational Linguistics at the Rupprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg.

From April 2014 to April 2015, I was a PostDoc at the Institute for Natural Language Processing (IMS) at the University of Stuttgart and project coordinator for the CLARIN-D center Stuttgart.

From April 2013 to March 2014, I was acting professor at the University of Konstanz. I substituted for Prof. Dr. Miriam Butt, the professor in Theoretical and Computational Linguistics.

In March 2011 I finished and defended my dissertation at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Zurich in the field of Computational Linguistics. The title of the thesis is: Linguistisch unterstütztes Redigieren: Konzept und exemplarische Umsetzung basierend auf interaktiven computerlinguistischen Ressourcen (published electronically).

From November 2010 to March 2013 I was senior researcher at the German Department at the University of Basel in the OLdPhras project. From 2001 to 2011 I have been working as a computational linguist at the Institute of Computational Linguistics at the University of Zurich in several projects.

From 2003 to 2011 I was an adjunct lecturer at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Zurich. In 2013 I was an adjunct lecturer at the University of Basel.

From 2004 to 2008 I was an e-learning consultant with the Faculty of Arts at the University of Zurich; from 2008 to 2010 I was an e-learning consultant with the School of Social Work at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland.

I studied Computational Linguistics, Spanish Linguistics and Literature, and Political Sciences at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg from 1995 to 2001.

For my Master's Thesis I implemented a morphological analyzer for Spanish (SMM). You can test the system online and read the thesis as PDF. SMM is open source.


Contact

mail: cerstin@mahlow.ch

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