Ulrike Glavitsch received her Dipl. Informatik-Ing. degree in 1988 from ETH Zurich and her master’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University, USA, in 1990. She was software developer and team leader in industry for several years before she returned to academia. She worked as scientific collaborator at ETH Zurich from 2002 – 2010 and at Empa Dübendorf from 2010 – 2017. Her research interests include information retrieval, speech recognition and speaker detection. She is co-author of the software SpeechIndexer for language documentation and speech-to-text alignment. In 2018, Ulrike Glavitsch founded the company Glavitsch Eggler Software and is its technical director. She maintains the language learning platform www.readylingua.com that is based on authentic recordings synchronized with the texts and is driven by SpeechIndexer.