Professor Anna Korhonen

About me

I am a Professor of Natural Language Processing at the University of Cambridge where I co-direct the Language Technology Laboratory (LTL) and direct the Centre for Human-Inspired Artificial Intelligence (CHIA). My research is centred around NLP and how to develop, adapt and apply computational techniques to meet the needs of intelligent applications. I am particularly interested in human-centric NLP that draws on the understanding of human cognitive, social and creative intelligence and focuses applications aimed at social and global good. Many of our projects are interdisciplinary and involve collaboration with researchers in other fields as well as in other areas of Artificial Intelligence. Please see my research page for details!

Prior to starting in my current position, I was a Royal Society University Research Fellow in this University, based in Computer Science and Linguistics. Before that, I was a JSPS postdoctoral fellow in Japan where I worked at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo. Previously, I was a researcher at University of Pennsylvania. I did my PhD in Computer Science at the University of Cambridge and hold masters degrees in both Computer Science and Linguistics.


Prospective PhD students:

  • I welcome applications from outstanding candidates for PhD in Computation, Cognition and Language. This route is suitable for candidates wanting to do a PhD with me at LTL and CHIA. If you are interested in applying, (i) please take a look at my research interests and ongoing projects, and (ii) check that you meet the minimum entry requirements before contacting me. If you want to apply for PhD funding from Cambridge, note the early funding deadlines for entry in October 2023: Gates Cambridge US round 12 October 2022, all the other funders 1 December, 2022. I get many applications, so please make contact early.

  • I also supervise PhD students as part of the European ELLIS PhD program. If you are interested in applying please take a look at the application portal and get in touch.

Current Part III and MPhil students:

  • If you want to do your research project with LTL, please see the projects that we offer.


Anna Korhonen

Language Technology Lab

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics

Faculty of English Building

9 West Road

Cambridge CB3 9DB, UK

Office: TR-12

Phone: (+44) 1223 767 389

Email: alk23 AT