Dr. Reut Tsarfaty is a senior lecturer at the Computer Science Department and the head of the Natural Language Processing Lab at the Open University of Israel. Dr. Tsarfaty holds a BSc .from the Technion and MSc./PhD. from the Institute for Logic Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam. She held postdoctoral research fellowships at Uppsala University in Sweden and at the Weizmann Institute. Her research focuses on statistical parsing, broadly interpreted to cover morphological, syntactic and semantic parsing ,and their applications, including (but not limited to) natural language programming, automated essay scoring, and the analysis and generation of opinionated text in social media. The research in Dr. Tsarfaty's lab is kindly supported by an ERC Starting Grant #677352 and an ISF individual grant #1739/26.