Ivan Titov joined the Saarland University as a junior faculty and head of a research group in November 2009, following a postdoc at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Geneva in 2008 and his master's degree in Applied Mathematics and Informatics from the St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University (Russia) in 2003.

His current research interests are in statistical natural language processing (models of syntax, semantics and sentiment) and machine learning (structured prediction methods, latent variable models, Bayesian methods).