Iryna Gurevych appointed member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

TU Darmstadt


The Presidium of the Leopoldina has appointed Iryna Gurevych as a member of the German National Academy of Sciences. The appointment is considered one of the highest scientific honors that a German institution can bestow.

Iryna Gurevych is the first LOEWE top professor in the state of Hesse, a founding member of the Hessian Center for Artificial Intelligence (hessian.AI) and founder and head of the Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab at TU Darmstadt. She is also Principal Investigator of several research networks, including the ATHENE Center. In 2022, she was appointed a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Gurevych is Adjunct Professor at the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) in Abu Dhabi, UAE and affiliated with the newly founded AI research institute INSAIT in Sofia.

As part of her work, Gurevych was awarded an Emmy Noether Junior Research Group and a Lichtenberg Professorship. Iryna Gurevych is an ACL 2020 Fellow (less than 0.2 percent of the scientific community), ELLIS (the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems) Fellow and Program Co-Director, as well as the recipient of an ERC Advanced Grant from the European Research Council for the project »InterText – Modeling Text as a Living Object in Cross-Document Context«.

Gurevych's research focuses on large language models, semantic text comprehension and argumentation analysis, machine learning and innovative applications of natural language processing in the social sciences and humanities.

The Leopoldina was founded in 1652 and is the oldest science academy in the world to have existed without interruption. In 2008, it was declared the National Academy of Sciences in Germany. The Leopoldina advises politicians and the public on scientific issues, sets up commissions and represents the German scientific community in international bodies. Past members of the academy include such well-known personalities as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Alexander von Humboldt, Charles Darwin, Marie Curie and Werner Heisenberg. In addition to Iryna Gurevych, materials scientist Anke Weidenkaff from TU Darmstadt is also a member of the Leopoldina.

TU Darmstadt kurz gemeldet: »Professorin Gurevych ist Mitglied der Leopoldina«, February 29, 2024.