Marie-Francine (Sien) Moens is a professor at the Department of Computer Science at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. She holds a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from this university. She is head of the Language Intelligence and Information retrieval (LIIR) research group, and is a member of the Human Computer Interaction unit.
Her main interests are in the domain of automated content retrieval and extraction from text using a combination of statistical, machine learning and symbolic techniques, and exploiting insights from linguistic and cognitive theories.
She is currently appointed as chair of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL) and is member of the executive board of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL) . She is a member of the Research Council of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
She is the author of many international publications and books.