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Professor Robin Cooper FBA

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About this Fellow

Robin Cooper has an undergraduate degree from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has taught at the following universities: Universität Freiburg, University of Texas at Austin, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Stanford University, Lund University, Edinburgh University and University of Gothenburg where he was previously Professor of Computational Linguistics and is now Senior Professor. He has held a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship and has been a fellow at the Centre for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Gothenburg and a member of Academia Europaea. He holds an honorary doctorate from Uppsala. His main research interests are semantics (both theoretical and computational), dialogue semantics and computational dialogue systems. Currently he is working on a type theoretical approach to language.



Current post

  • Professor of Computational Linguistics, University of Gothenburg

Past Appointments

  • Assistant, Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1977 - 1987
  • Lecturer, Reader in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Edinburgh, 1986 - 1996
  • Professor of Computational Linguistics, Göteborg University, Sweden, 1995 - 1970


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