Franciska de Jong has been a full professor of language technology at the University of Twente since 1992. She is also affiliated to the University of Utrecht as Executive Director of CLARIN ERC, and she is affiliated to the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, where she is professor of e-Research for the social sciences and  the humanities, and director of the Erasmus Studio. She studied Dutch language and literature at the University of Utrecht, obtained a PhD in theoretical linguistics and started to work on language technology in 1985 at Philips Research where she worked on machine translation. Currently, her main research interest is in the field of multimedia indexing, text mining, semantic access, cross-language retrieval and access technology for cultural heritage collections (in particular, spoken audio archives), and she coordinates a research programme in this area within the Human Media Interaction group. She is frequently involved in international programme committees, expert groups and review panels, and has initiated a number of EU-projects. In 2001-2003 she was a member of the EU/NSF 'Spoken word archives' working group. She was principal investigator of the NWO-CATCH project CHoral (2006-2011), and coordinator of IST project PuppyIR (2009-2012). Recently she started several oral history initiatives in former Yugoslavia that build upon CHoral, and she is involved in a number of projects aiming at the multimodal analysis of narratives, including CATCH project FACT. Since 2008 she has been a member of the Governing Board of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).  

Detailed overview of board memberships/steering committees/bestuurslidmaatschappen:

2014 - now                  Board Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC

2009 - now                  Governing Board Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the Netherlands national library

2008 - now                  Governing Board (Algemeen Bestuur) NWO
2007 - 2014     Governing Board Instituut voor Nederlandse Lexicologie INL
2006 - now                  Board Stichting Samenleving en Lettteren Rotterdam
2004 - 2008                 Editiorial Board Willem Frederik Hermans Website (portal WFHi)
2004 - 2008     Board NWO Council for the Humanities
2004 - 2008                 Board Taal- en Spraaktechnologie (Taalunie)
2003 - 2009                 Steering Committee CLEF (Cross-Language Evaluation Forum)
2002 - 2008     Steering Committee NWO programme IMIX (chair)
2001 - 2002                 EU/NSF working group Spoken Word Archives
1999 - 2002                 Supervisory Board Q-go Nederland BV
1995 - 2000                 Stichting MOOI, Nijmegen (chair)
1992 - 1993                 Steering Committee project Machine Readable Records, Minsterie BiZa/Rijksarchiefdienst
1979 - 1980                 SNAR (Sectie Nederlands van de Academische Raad)

Detailed overview of membership advisory bodies/advisory roles:

2013 - now      Curatorium Erasmiaans Gymnasium, Rotterdam

2013 – now     Raad van Advies WizeNoze, Amsterdam
2011 - now      Raad van Advies
FastFacts - Wetenschap in beeld
2011 - now      Programmagroep
Computational Humanities, KNAW
2009 - now      Raad van Toezicht
V2 - institute for the unstable media
2009 - now     
1995 - now      evaluator/reviewer European Commission
1996 - 2007     advisor multimediatechnologie TNO
2003 - 2005     advisor Q-go Nederland B.V.
2002 - 2004     lid adviescommissie Investeringen NWO Geesteswetenschappen
2001 - 2003     voorzitter raad van advies van Van Dale Lexicografie
2000 - 2003     Raad van advies van Irion Technologies BV.
2001 - 2003     adviseur/reviewer Senter
1998 - 2001     advisor Het Expertisecentrum (ICT-consultancy for the public adminitration)
1998 - 2000     lid van de adviescommissie Taalwetenschap NWO-G
1998 - 1999     platform ICT van het Nationaal Bureau Vreemde Talen (NaB)
1997 - 2000     adviseur Stichting Taaltechnologie