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Dr. Ulrike Kiefer is a scholar of Yiddish and German studies and Columbia alumna; until recently she has been a researcher and teacher at Bochum University, this year she is senior researcher in the EU-sponsored project: Jiddisch zum Selbststudium im INTERNET (Yiddish for self-study in the INTERNET).
Robert Neumann represents the Association for the Promotion of Yiddish Language and Culture, Düsseldorf. Up until Oct. last year he was head of the linguistic-computational department of the Institute of German Language (IDS), Mannheim and was responsible for the development of the COSMAS corpus-system. He is now working as a consultant for German governmental agencies.