Dimitra Gkatzia

Dimitra Gkatzia

Dr Dimitra Gkatzia



Dimitra Gkatzia is a lecturer of computing at Edinburgh Napier University. Before that, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Heriot-Watt University investigating ways of information presentation of uncertain data. Prior to this, she completed her PhD at the same university researching AI techniques for summarising time-series data in natural language. She also holds a masters on Artificial Intelligence with distinction from Heriot-Watt University. She has published her research results in high-quality conferences and has been involved with the research communities in various roles: as a reviewer, conference chair and organiser. Her main research interest is Natural Language Generation, i.e. the process of generating language automatically from non-linguistic data such as time-series data, database entries etc.

Research Areas



Conference Activity

  • Co-chair of the International Natural Language Generation conference
  • Dimitra was invited to be the Keynote Chair for INLG 2017
  • Organiser of the 9th International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG) 2016



  • Dimitra Gkatzia invited on to the Programme Committee of the annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Berlin, 2016
  • Dimitra Gkatzia invited on to the Programme Committee of the annual meeting of the International Natural Language Generation conference, 2017
  • Reviewer for the conference on Empirical Methods on Natural Language Processing (EMNLP)
  • First Workshop on Women and Underrepresented Minorities in NLP


Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Steering Board Member of the ACL Special Interest Group in Natural Language Generation


Invited Speaker

  • SICSA workshop on Cognitive and Social Robotics
  • University of Bielefeld


Research Degree External Examining

  • Assessment of a PhD thesis


Current Post Grad projects