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Dr. Christian F. Hempelmann

Associate Professor of Computational Linguistics
Director, Ontological Semantic Technology Lab

(903) 886-5260 
Hall of Languages 226

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Christian F. "Kiki" Hempelmann received his Ph.D. in Linguistics from Purdue University in 2003 with a dissertation on the computational phonology of puns. He also holds degrees from Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany, and Youngstown State University in Ohio. His research focuses on computational semantics and natural language processing, semantic and general humor theory, information security and assurance, and general linguistics. He has worked as Director of Research and Development and as Chief Scientific Officer at Internet and enterprise search companies, and has served as assistant professor at Georgia Southern University. He has been invited as a speaker and has been published widely in his fields of expertise.