Burcu Can

   Reader in Computational Linguistics
   Research Group in Computational Linguistics
   Research Institute of Information and Language Processing
   University of Wolverhampton

   email: b.can at wlv dot ac dot uk


Short biography

I completed my B.Sc. and M.Sc. in the Department of Computer Engineering, Hacettepe University. I completed my Ph.D. in 2011 in the Computer Science Department, University of York as a member of the Artificial Intelligence group and under the supervision of Suresh Manandhar). I was also a visiting researcher for 9 months in 2014 in the Department of Computer Science at the University of York. I worked at Hacettepe University, Department of Computer Engineering in 2015-2020 as an assistant professor.

I am affiliated with the University of Wolverhampton, under Research Group in Computational Linguistics at the moment.

Research interests

I work on problems related to Natural Language Processing with the application of unsupervised learning techniques. These include statistical methods such as nonparametric Bayesian learning. In particular, I am interested in morphology and syntax.

Lately, I am also interested in deep learning techniques applied to language in order to learn representations of agglutinative languages.

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Past Projects


  • Associate Editor on ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (TALLIP)
  • Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences 2018-2020 (editorial board)
  • AAAI 2020 (Program committee)
  • LREC 2017-2020 (Program committee)
  • ACL 2016-2020 (Program committee)
  • EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019 (program committee)
  • NAACL 2019-20 (Program committee)
  • COLING 2016-2018 (Program committee)
  • IJCNLP 2013, 2017 (Program committee)
  • 4th Workshop on Representation Learning 2019 (REPL4NLP) (workshop organizer)
  • Journal of Natural Language Engineering (JNLE) - 2015 (Reviewer)
  • Information Processing and Management - 2017, 2018 (Reviewer)
  • International Journal of Data Mining Science (editorial board) 2017
  • IEEE Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU) 2017-2019 (Program committee)
  • Linguistics and Literature Studies - Horizon Research Publishing - 2015-2020 (Reviewer)
  • York Doctoral Symposium (YDS) 2009-2010 (Program committee)
  • Morpho Challenge Workshop 2008-2009 (Program committee)
  • Supervision




    If I have some spare time left, I would love to do:

    Contact Information

    University of Wolverhampton
    Research Institute of Information and Language Processing
    Research Group in Computational Linguistics
    Wolverhampton, UK

    Last modified: 24th October 2020