Ivan Titov is an Associate Professor (Reader / UHD) at the Universities of Edinburgh and Amsterdam. He studied applied math and computer science in St. Petersburg (BSc / MSc) and received his PhD from the University of Geneva. He spent time at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (as a postdoc) and the Saarland University (as a junior faculty member). His current research focuses on natural language understanding (including semantic parsing, question answering and information extraction), improving generalization across tasks and data distributions, and interpretability. He has been awarded an ERC starting grant, Dutch VIDI fellowship and Google faculty awards. Ivan co-directs the Edinburgh doctoral school in NLP (CDT in NLP) and the Edinburgh ELLIS unit. He has been a program chair for ICLR 2021 and CoNLL 2018, an action editor at TACL and JMLR, a member of the advisory board of the European chapter of ACL. He is a Turing and ELLIS fellow, and co-directs ELLIS NLP program.