Stephen Clark is Reader in Natural Language Processing at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. Previously he was a member of Faculty at the University of Oxford and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh. He holds a PhD in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Sussex and a Philosophy degree from Cambridge.
His main research interest is the development of data-driven models for the syntactic and semantic analysis of natural language. He holds a 1M 5-year ERC Starting Grant to work on integrating distributional and compositional models of meaning, as well as coordinating a 1.5M 5-site EPSRC grant in this area.
He has been Chair of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), program co-chair for the flagship ACL conference, and on the Editorial Boards of Computational Linguistics, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, Computer Speech and Language, and the Journal of Natural Language Engineering.