Profile picture of: Maral Dadvar


Technical University of Darmstadt

Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab


Research Interests

Cyber crimes, Natural Language Processing, Semantic Web


Topics to speak on:

Inclusivity and Diversity in Science


Maral Dadvar joined the GYA in 2017. In the GYA, as the co-lead of the Scientific Excellence working group (2017-2019) she worked on looking into intangible parameters for evaluating one’s achievements and excellence. Moreover, during the same years, she was the Chair of the Selection Committee where she greatly worked on proposing new methods for improving the inclusivity and diversity in the membership. In years 2019 and 2020 she was elected to the GYA Executive Committee. As an EC, she was responsible for the Procedural portfolio, where she, in collaboration with other colleagues, established an online platform ( where all the GYA internal and external procedures are documented and easily accessible to the membership. She is one of the founding members of the Young Academies Science Advice Structure (YASAS) and from 2020 to 2022 was the GYA standing delegate and Executive Board member of YASAS. YASAS aims to contribute to the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism by joining the Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA) project.

Dr Dadvar is a science manager at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.  Her research interests lie in the areas of information retrieval, and natural language processing while she is also heavily focused on Linked Open Data. She received her PhD degree from the University of Twente, Netherlands. During her PhD she has mostly worked on the identification and prevention of online crimes with a special focus on cyberbullying and online trafficking. Besides her research, she is also involved in other activities toward science impact on society as well as inclusivity and diversity in science.