Curriculum Vitae

Martin Volk's CV

1961 Born in Cochem, Germany
1967-1971 Primary school in Spay
1971-1980 High school "Gymnasium auf der Karthause", Koblenz, Germany
1980-1981 Social service
1982-1983 Studies in Education at EWH University, Koblenz
1983-1986 Studies in Computer Science and Computational Linguistics at EWH University, Koblenz

Studies in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, USA

  • Fulbright Scholarship
  • Master Thesis: Parsing German with GPSG the problem of separable prefix verbs


Research assistant at Siemens Research and Technology Lab in Princeton, NJ, USA
  • Project: Natural language processing in software maintenance
1989-1994 Research and Teaching Assistant at the Institute of Computational Linguistics of the University of Koblenz, Germany
  • Project: GTU (a grammar test environment)
  • PhD Thesis: The employment of test suites in Grammar Engineering
1994-2001 Post-doc at the Computational Linguistics Group, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Project: Machine Translation Evaluation
  • Project: LUIS - A Little University Information System
  • Habilitation: The Automatic Resolution of Prepositional Phrase - Attachment Ambiguities in German
1999-2002 Lecturer at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences Winterthur (ZHW)
  • Project: Terminology Extraction and Terminology Checking (supported by Xerox and Siemens)
2001-2003 Researcher at Eurospider Information Technology AG, Zurich (Eurospider)
  • EU-Project: MuchMore - Cross-language Information Retrieval in the Medical Domain
2001-2003 Project leader at the German Department, University of Zurich
2003-2011 Professor of Computational Linguistics at Stockholm University, Sweden (part-time since 2008)
  • Project: SMULTRON - A Multilingual Parallel Treebank
  • Project: Machine Translation of TV Subtitles
since 2008 Professor of Computational Linguistics at the University of Zurich (double affiliation with the Department of Informatics since 2019)