About the presenter

Prof. Dr. Silvia Hansen-Schirra is a full professor for English linguistics and translation studies at the translation department of Mainz University in Germersheim (Germany). Her main research interests include empirical translation studies, machine translation, specialized communication as well as cognitive processes in translation. During her PhD, she worked at the computational linguistics department and the translation department of the Saarland University in Saarbrücken (Germany). She was principal investigator of several projects in the field of empirical linguistics and translation studies. As a fellow of the Gutenberg Research College she is the director of the Translation & Cognition (TRACO) Center in Germersheim, and co-editor of the online journal "Translation: Computation, Corpora, Cognition".