PD Dr. Katharina J. Rohlfing
Katharina J. Rohlfing received the Masters degree in Linguistics, Philosophy and Media Studies from the University of Paderborn, Germany, in 1997. From 1999 to 2002 she was a member of the Graduate Program Task Oriented Communication. She received the Ph.D. degree (Dr. phil.) in Linguistics from the Bielefeld University, Germany, in 2002. Her postdoctoral work at the San Diego State University, the University of Chicago and Northwestern University was supported by a fellowship within the Postdoc-program of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) from November 2002 to December 2003 and by the Emmy Noether-Programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG) for 2004. She joined the Applied Computer Science Group in 2005. 2006 she became a Dilthey-Fellow (Funding initative "Focus on the Humanities"), and her research is supported by the Volkswagen Foundation. Since May 2008, she is head of the Emergentist Semantics Group within Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology, Bielefeld University. Katharina Rohlfing is interested in learning processes. In her research, she is investigating the interface between early stages of language acquisition and conceptual development.
Recent Best Paper/Poster Awards