Professor of linguistics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague. Director of the Center for Computational Linguistics. She is a member of a number of editorial boards of international journals (Journal of Pragmatics, Computers and Artificial Intelligence, Linguistica Pragensia, Kybernetika) and the editor-in-chief of Prague Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering & Electronics, University of Manchester's Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), Manchester, United Kingdom.
Professor and Chair of Modelling and Scientific Computing (CMCS) at the Institute of Analysis and Scientific Computing of EPFL, Lausanne (Switzerland), since 1998. Professor of Numerical Analysis at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) since 1989 and Scientific Director of MOX, since 2002.