School of Informatics, IF 3.32
University of Edinburgh

I am a final year PhD student at the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation (ILCC), University of Edinburgh. I am supervised by Adam Lopez and Sharon Goldwater.

My research interests include natural language understanding, multilingual NLP application, representation learning, morphology, and low-resource NLP. My PhD focuses on learning morphological representation for multilingual NLP application.

I am also affiliated with the CDT in Data Science programme (2014 cohort).


  • Clara Vania, Andreas Grivas, and Adam Lopez. What do character-level models learn about morphology? The case of dependency parsing. To appear at EMNLP 2018 [pdf]

  • Clara Vania and Adam Lopez. From characters to words to in between: Do we capture morphology? ACL 2017 [pdf] [bib] [poster] [code]

  • Clara Vania, Xingxing Zhang, and Adam Lopez. UParse: the Edinburgh system for the CoNLL 2017 UD shared task. CoNLL 2017 UD Shared Task [pdf] [bib]

  • Alfan Farizki Wicaksono, Clara Vania, Bayu Distiawan, and Mirna Adriani. Automatically Building a Corpus for Sentiment Analysis on Indonesian Tweets. PACLIC 2014 [pdf] [bib]

  • Clara Vania, Moh. Ibrahim, and Mirna Adriani. Sentiment Lexicon Generation for an Under-Resourced Language. CICLING 2014 (IJCLA) [pdf]

  • Samuel Louvan, Moh. Ibrahim, Mirna Adriani, Clara Vania, B. Distiawan, and MZ. Wanagiri. University of Indonesia at TREC 2011 Microblog Task. TREC 2011 [pdf]

  • Clara Vania and Mirna Adriani. The effect of syllable and word stress on the quality of Indonesian HMM-based speech synthesis system. ICACSIS 2011 [pdf]

  • Clara Vania and Mirna Adriani. Automatic external plagiarism detection using passage similarities. PAN Plagiarism Detection @ CLEF 2010 [pdf]


  • PhD, ILCC/CDT in Data Science, University of Edinburgh (2015-)
  • MSc by Research in Data Science, University of Edinburgh (2014-2015)
  • MSc in Computer Science, Universitas Indonesia (2009-2011)
  • BSc in Computer Science, Universitas Indonesia (2005-2009)

Work Experience

  • Applied Scientist Intern, Amazon Alexa Machine Learning, Seattle (June-Aug 2017). Advisors: Xing Fan and Markus Dreyer
  • Information Retrieval Lab, Universitas Indonesia (2011-2014). Advisor: Mirna Adriani


  • ACL 2017 Student Volunteer
  • Indonesia Endowment Fund For Education Doctoral Scholarship, 2014-2018