About me

Hello world! I am Myrthe Reuver, a PhD candidate at the Computational Linguistics and Text Mining Lab (CLTL) at the Free University of Amsterdam (VU). My research is about news recommender systems and specifically: diversity in news recommender systems. I intend to use Natural Language Processing techniques, such as language models, to automatically measure diversity. I’m supervised by prof. dr. Antske Fokkens (also connected to CLTL) and dr. Suzan Verberne (connected to LIACS at Leiden University).

As a master’s student I specialized in Natural Language Processing, Text Mining, and Machine Learning. I completed the Research Master’s programme “Linguistics and Communication Sciences” (cum laude, with Honours) at Radboud University in Nijmegen and the MSc programme “Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence” (with distinction) at Tilburg University in Tilburg. You can download my full CV here.

I completed two master thesis projects on NLP with clinical text at software company Topicus in Deventer. I was also a proud co-founder and editor-in-chief of Radboud’s student linguistics journal RU:ts, an open-access journal where students are authors, reviewers, and the editorial board. I also enjoy teaching - I was TA on Information Science during my MA and now a teacher of Programming in Python during my PhD.

I hope to continue doing interesting research in the future, where my interests lie in societally and scientifically responsible NLP in complex domains! Want to know more about any of my current or past projects? Ask me through email or Twitter. I’m always interested in new ideas or opportunities, so please contact me if you have any!


27 Sept 2021 - 1 Oct 2021. On-Site Student Volunteer at RecSys2021, a hybrid conference in Amsterdam. I made new connections, saw some collaborators in 3D for the first time, and often tweeted relevant or interesting talks.

16 Sept 2021. I published my first blog post, about my one-year anniversary as a PhD Candidate and 5 things I learned in my first year!

25 Aug, 2021. Participated in the Summer Seminar on Research Integrity organized by the Netherlands Research Integrity Network. Live-tweeted.

5 Aug, 2021. Presented our project agenda paper at the workshop on NLP for Positive Impact, co-located at ACL-IJCNLP 2021 (Online)