Terry Ruas is a Computer Science researcher at the University of Göttingen, Germany, in the GippLab. His research is focused on natural language processing (NLP) and artificial intelligence (AI).

Terry obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Michigan (USA), a master’s in Information Engineering at the Federal University of ABC (Brazil), and a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Science & Technology at the Federal University of ABC (Brazil). He also worked as a Ph.D. intern at the National Institute of Informatics (Japan) at the Aizawa Laboratory. In the industry, he worked at IBM (Brazil) for six years in different positions (e.g., software product manager, Team Leader, IT Specialist). His research interests mainly lie in the overlap of NLP, AI, and machine learning. More specifically, he is passionate about research challenges that require extracting and applying semantic features from textual data to solve significant problems.

Terry has published numerous papers in top-tier NLP and AI venues and has been a reviewer in over 25 venues (e.g., ACM, IEEE, etc.). His collaborators extend through Brazil, Canada, Czech, Germany, India, Japan, etc. He is also an enthusiastic speaker and has given talks on NLP and AI worldwide. When not working, Terry always looks for new places to eat, travel, cool recipes to try, and good coffee.

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