Short bio

I am Chief Research Scientist at the Norwegian Computing Center, an Oslo-based research institute that conducts R&D projects in the fields of statistical modelling, machine learning and ICT. I also hold an adjunct associate professorship position at the Language Technology Group, University of Oslo. My research interests are in natural language processing, machine learning and human-robot interaction.

I’m originally from Belgium and graduated from the University of Louvain in 2006 in Computer Science & Engineering. Becoming increasingly interested by the intersection of computer science and linguistics, I moved to Saarbrücken (Germany) to pursue a master degree in Language Science & Technology. I graduated in 2008 and went on to work as a researcher at the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), where I was involved in several EU-funded projects on the development of dialogue systems for human-robot interaction. In 2011, I relocated to Norway to embark on a PhD in the Language Technology Group of the University of Oslo. In 2014, I defended my PhD thesis on probabilistic approaches to dialogue management, and worked for two more years as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the same group on dialogue modelling for statistical machine translation.

In 2016, I joined the Norwegian Computing Center (Norsk Regnesentral) as research scientist, where I work on various R&D projects related to natural language processing and machine learning. I notably lead the CLEANUP project that develops new, data-driven methods for removing personal information from text data.

Curriculum Vitae

For more details on my academic background, please have a look at my curriculum vitae:

(last update: 2023).

Contact details

Name: Pierre Lison
Email: plison@nr.no
Office: Kristen Nygaards hus (top floor), office 4110
Phone: +47.228.525.77 (office) and +47.967.998.12 (mobile)
Skype: plison2
Mail address: Norsk Regnesentral/Norwegian Computing Center
Postboks 114 Blindern
NO-0314 Oslo