Christiane D. Fellbaum is a Senior Research Scientist in the Cognitive Science Department at Princeton University. Born in Braunschweig, Germany in 1950, she moved to the United States in 1969. She received a Ph.D. from Princeton University in linguistics and later joined Princeton's Cognitive Science Laboratory working with George Armitage Miller on the development of WordNet, a large lexical database that serves as a widely used resource in computational linguistics and natural language processing applications. In 2001, she received the Wolfgang-Paul Prize of the Humboldt-Foundation and started the 'Kollokationen im Wörterbuch' project at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. She is a founder and president of the Global WordNet Association, which guides the constructions of lexical databases in many languages around the globe. Together with G. A. Miller, she received the 2006 Antonio Zampolli Prize of the European Lexical Resource Association. Her research focuses on lexical semantics, the syntax-semantics interface and computational linguistics.