Dong Nguyen

Dong Nguyen is assistant professor in computer science at Utrecht University. She has received the Academy KNAW Early Career Award 2019.

Dong Nguyen investigates how computers can learn the social aspects of language use by means of neural algorithms. This leads to more effective systems for automatic language processing. Nguyen is an up-and-coming talent and her interdisciplinary research enables her to create a broad base of support. Since she gained her PhD, she has encouraged young women to study computer science and has brought diversity to the fore. At the prestigious Alan Turing Institute, she performed independent research and led a personal research programme. Using her NWO Veni talent programme grant, she wishes to develop new methods with which computers can understand the social aspects of language use.