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Dieuwke Hupkes

Research scientist at FAIR, ELLIS Amsterdam enthusiast, interested in structures in language

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Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae


Work Experience


Feb 2014 -Jun 2015

Feb-Dec 2014

PhD Student, ILLC, University of Amsterdam
Supervisor: Willem Zuidema
Working on: neurally inspired models of hierarchical compositionality

Research Assistant, ILLC, University of Amsterdam
Supervisor: Willem Zuidema
Working on: neural models of parsing

Pre-PhD Fellowship, CREATE, University of Amsterdam
Under supervision of: Rens Bod
Working on: Part-of-Speech tagging of 17th century Dutch


I have been teaching assistant in the following courses:

Sept-Oct 2016

Feb-April 2016
Oct-Dec 2016

Oct-Dec 2015

Feb-Apr 2014
Feb-Apr 2015

Apr-Jun 2013
April-Jun 2012

Feb 2014
Feb 2013
Feb 2012

Feb-Jun 2013

Computational Semantics and Pragmatics (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Course on topics and methodologies of natural language semantics and pragmatics from an empirical point of view, taught in the Master AI and Master of Logic.

Evolution of Language and Music (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Bachelor's course on the main theories about the origins and evolution of language and music, including computational analysis on data relevant to this topic.

Foundations of Neural and Cognitive Modelling (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Master course on conceptual and technical foundations of the major modelling paradigms in brain and cognitive science.

Unsupervised Language Learning (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Obligatory course on techniques in Natural Language Processing for first year Master’s students in Artificial Intelligence in the language Track.

Automata and Formal Languages (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Course for first year undergraduate students in computer science. Introduction to the theory of formal languages and automata. Among included topics are finite state automata, push-down automata, regular and context free languages, Turing machines and computability.

Logic (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Introduction to logic for first years students of the bachelor Beta-gamma. Topics taught include standard classical logic, logical transcription of information and elementary methods for testing validity.

Biomechanics (Vrije Universiteit)
Course on the principles of classical Newtonian mechanics applied to the human body for first years Bewegingswetenschappen students.

I have (co)supervised the following projects:

Spring 2017

Bachelor Artificial Intelligence Thesis of Philip Bouman
Modelling fonts with convolutional neural networks.
Co-supervision with Jelle Zuidema


Sept 2011-Dec 2013

Fall 2012

Sept 2010-Jun 2011

July 2011
Master of Logic (track: Language), ILLC, University of Amsterdam
Dissertation: An Empirical Account of Compositionality of Translation through Translation Data
Supervisor: Khalil Sima'an

Exchange Semester, University of Edinburgh

Preparation Year, University of Amsterdam

Bachelor of Science in Physics and Astrophysics, University of Amsterdam
Dissertation: Bohr's Atomic Model: the Evolution of a Theory
Supervisors: A.J. Kox, E.P. Verlinde


Good command
basic knowledge

Basic Knowledge
Basic Knowledge
Basic Knowledge

Technical Skills

Competent with
Familiar with
Version control

Python, Bash, Matlab, Processing, R
Java, Prolog, C
Theano, Keras, Pytorch