sienMarie-Francine Moens is a professor at the department of Computer Science of KU Leuven. She is head of the Language Intelligence and Information Retrieval group. She is author of more than 280 international peer reviewed publications and of several books. She is involved in the organization or program committee (as program chair, area chair or reviewer) of major conferences on computational linguistics, information retrieval and machine learning. She teaches the courses Text Based Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing at KU Leuven in the Faculty of Engineering Science. She has given several invited tutorials in summer schools and international conferences and regularly gives keynotes at international conferences. She participates or has participated as partner or coordinator in numerous European and international projects. In 2011 and 2012 she was appointed as chair of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL) and was a member of the executive board of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). From 2010 until 2014 she was a member of the Research Council of KU Leuven and is currently a member of the Council of the Industrial Research Fund of this university. She is the scientific manager of the EU COST action iV&L (The European Network on Integrating Vision and Language). She is a member of the editorial board of the journal Foundations and Trends® in Information Retrieval. She was appointed as Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) Distinguished Visiting Fellow in 2014.