Gemma Boleda is an ICREA Research Professor in the Department of Translation and Language Sciences of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, where she heads the Computational Linguistics and Linguistic Theory (COLT) research group. She previously held post-doctoral positions at the Department of Linguistics of The University of Texas at Austin and the CIMEC Center for Brain/Mind Sciences of the University of Trento. In her research, currently funded by an ERC Starting Grant, Dr. Boleda uses quantitative and computational methods to better understand the semantics of natural languages. She is a member of the standing review committee of the TACL journal and an elected Information Officer of the SIGSEM Board. She acted as area co-chair of ACL 2016, program co-chair of *SEM 2015, and local co-chair of ESSLLI 2015.