Shalom Lappin

King's College, London

Shalom Lappin is Professor of Computational Linguistics, King's College London (1999 to the present). He received his PhD from Brandeis University in 1975. In 2010, he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. He previously taught Linguistics at the School for Oriental and African Studies, University of London (1993-99), was a Research Staff Member in the Natural Language Group of the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorn, NY (1989-93), taught Linguistics at Tel Aviv University (1988-90) and the University of Haifa (1984-88), taught Linguistics at the University of Ottawa (1980-84), while serving as Chair of the Department (1981-84), and taught Philosophy at Ben Gurion University of the Negev (1974-80). His major research interests are the application of machine learning and computational modeling to the cognitive foundations of natural language, computational linguistics and formal and computational semantics.