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About me

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.



Feel free to reach out via mail: j[dot]winkler[at]uva[dot]nl!

I’m looking forward to getting to know you!