Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Stergios Chatzikyriakidis

Dept. of Philology, University of Crete
Department of Linguistics

Stergios Chatzikyriakidis is a Professor of Computational Linguistics at the University of Crete. He earned his BA in Greek Philology specializing in Linguistics at Aristotle University, Thessaloniki. He continued his studies with an MSc in Computational Linguistics and Formal Grammar, and a PhD in Linguistics, both from King’s College, London. He has worked at Royal Holloway, University of London, the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Open University of Cyprus and the University of Gothenburg. From 2016 until 2021, he was the Associate Director of the Center for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP).

His research interests lie at the intersection between NLP and Theoretical Linguistics. Some of the topics he has been working on include Natural Language Inference, Computational Dialectology, Constructive Type Theoretical Semantics and their Implementation, Probabilistic Semantics, Dialogue Modelling, and the interaction between Logic/symbolic methods and Machine Learning/Deep Learning for NLP.