Dr. Girju's research interests are in computational linguistics / natural language processing; semantics; pragmatics; automatic textual inference / reasoning; question answering; machine translation; knowledge acquisition; machine learning; syntax-semantics interface; language and cognition. She is the author or co-author of over 60 journal, conference papers and abstracts. She was area chair for Semantics at the Human Language Technology / North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics Conference (2006) and the 2011 Conference of the Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2011), San Francisco, CA. She was a reviewer for 15 journals and over 20 conferences and workshops. She was also a reviewer for National Science Foundation (NSF), Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), and Mouton de Gruyter.