Hi there, nice to meet you! I am Justine, a first-year PhD candidate in the Dialogue Modelling Group at the Institute of Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC). My research focus is visually grounded language. Currently, I am working on improving multimodal (image and text) transformers’ word understanding. My supervisors are Raquel Fernández and Sandro Pezzelle.
My academic journey started with a B.Sc. in Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück. Through this transdisciplinary background, I learned how to approach language-related research questions from the perspectives of different research areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistics, Computing Science, or Neuroscience. Next, I expanded my understanding of how to evaluate and actively improve language processing algorithms with a M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence at Radboud University. As a personal challenge, I pursued the M.Sc. in Computing Science (Data Science specialization) at the same time.
Friends and teammates often describe me as very enthusiastic and cheerful. I am open and sociable, loving to learn new languages to communicate with you in your mother tongue.
Justine Winkler, Simon Brugman, Bas van Berkel, and Martha Larson. 2021. Exploring Inspiration Sets in a Data Programming Pipeline for Product Moderation. In Proceedings of The 4th Workshop on e-Commerce and NLP, pages 132-139 [Link]
Justine Winkler, Ricardo Ramos Gameiro, Daniel Aeschbach, Peter König, and Christian Mühl. 2017. Sleep deprivation systematically changes eye movement characteristics. Poster presented at The 19th European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM) [Link]
Feel free to reach out via mail: j[dot]winkler[at]uva[dot]nl!
I’m looking forward to getting to know you!