Michael Roth is an independent research group leader in the DFG Emmy Noether program. He studied computational linguistics at Saarland University and received his PhD from Heidelberg University in 2014. As a postdoc in Stuttgart, Edinburgh, Urbana-Champaign, and Saarbrücken, he conducted research on models of lexical and role-based semantics, implicit meaning, and script knowledge. His current research group is based at the University of Stuttgart and studies sources of misunderstanding in complex instructional texts. Roth co-organizes workshops and tutorials on modeling semantics and commonsense knowledge, he is a regular area chair at *ACL conferences, and his group’s research recently led to two best paper awards (at EACL-SRW 2021 and SemEval 2022).