Language Technologies Institute Assistant Professor Yulia Tsvetkov is a 2019 recipient of the Okawa Foundation Research Grant. The Research Grant, awarded annually since 2010 to researchers in the fields of information and telecommunications, is one of the most prestigious in computer science. Tsvetkov is one of eight recipients from US-based institutions.
The awarding organization, the Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications, was established in 1986 under the mission "to promote and seek the development in the field of ICT through such means as awards and research grants, and to further international academic and cultural exchanges in this area." Tsvetkov's award will support her research in the area of "Crossing Cultural and Language Barriers with Ethical Language Technologies."
Tsvetkov will be formally recognized during a ceremony on September 12, 2019 in San Francisco.