CTO / Head of Research
Aurelie Herbelot is a researcher in the area of Computational Linguistics. After gaining her PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2010, she worked at various European institutions, most recently at the Center for Mind and Brain Sciences, University of Trento. She has been passionate about free software and open science for many years. Since 2016, she leads the PeARS project, an open-source community effort aimed at developing a low-resource, decentralised Web search engine. She loves exploring unlikely solutions to tough engineering problems: in her latest research, she is taking inspiration from the neural architecture of fruit flies in order to develop low-emission search algorithms.