Dr. Raquel Fernandez is joining the research group during March 2010, as a Visiting Fellow. She is an independent Research Fellow at the Institute for Logic, Language & Computation at the University of Amsterdam. She has worked as a researcher in the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), Stanford University, and in the Linguistics Department at the University of Potsdam. She is one of the founding and managing editors of the new international journal "Dialogue & Discourse" ( and co-president of the SemDial Board overseeing the organization of the Workshop Series on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue ( She holds a Master's in Cognitive Science and a Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics from King's College London.