Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Chair of Linguistic Informatics

Prof. Dr. Stefan Riezler

Contact Details

Institut für Computerlinguistik,
Universität Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 325
69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Office hours Wednesdays, 13:0014:00
Phone +49 6221 54-3245 (Secretary)
E-mail riezler(at)


Stefan Riezler joined Heidelberg University as full professor in 2010, after spending a decade in the world’s most renowned industry research labs (Xerox PARC, Google Research). He received his PhD in Computational Linguistics from the University of Tübingen in 1998, and then conducted post-doctoral work at Brown University in 1999. Prof. Riezler's research focus is on machine learning for natural language processing problems, especially for the application areas of cross-lingual information retrieval and statistical machine translation. He is engaged in the area of Computational Linguistics, e.g., as editorial board member of the main journals Computational Linguistics and Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics, and conducts interdisciplinary research as member of the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing and as Marsilius Fellow at Heidelberg University.


  • New publications

    • Paper accepted at NIPS 2016: Stochastic Structured Prediction under Bandit Feedback . Artem Sokolov, Julia Kreutzer, Stefan Riezler.
  • Outstanding paper award

  • New Projects Funded

    • We started an industry research cooperation with Amazon, aiming at improved Statistical Machine Translation for e-commerce applications. See our Grants page for more information.

    • Furthermore, a research network on Scientific Computing for Improved Detection and Therapy of Sepsis (SCIDATOS), together with the Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) Heidelberg and the University Medical Center Mannheim (UMM), will start in 2016. This project is funded by the Klaus Tschira Foundation. See our Grants page for more information.
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