Gemma Boleda is an ICREA Research Professor in the Department of Translation and Language Sciences of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, where she co-leads the Computational Linguistics and Linguistic Theory (COLT) research group. She previously held post-doctoral positions at the University of Trento (Italy), The University of Texas at Austin (USA), and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain). Before that, she graduated in Spanish Philology at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and obtained her Ph.D. in Cognitive Science and Language at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (both in Spain). She was also a visiting researcher at the Computational Linguistics & Phonetics department (CoLi) of Saarland University and the Institute for Natural Language Processing (IMS) of the University of Stuttgart, both in Germany. In her research, Prof. Boleda uses quantitative and computational methods to better understand how natural languages convey meaning, and why they do it like they do.