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curriculum vitae

 
 

academia

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – Cambridge (2017-2019)

US Postdoctoral Associate in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL, PI: R. Barzilay)

Research in Information Extraction for Health Care, Pharmaceutical Industry and Fake News Detection

 

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) – Singapore (2016-2017)

Postdoctoral Fellow in Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD, PI: Y. Zhang)

Research and teaching in Natural Language Processing

 

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Hong Kong (2013-2016)

PhD in Computational Linguistics (Supervisors: C.-R. Huang, Q. Lu)

Making Sense: from Word Distribution to Meaning

GPA: 3.9

 

University of Pisa – Italy (2009-2013)

M.A. in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (Supervisors: A. Lenci, S. Schulte im Walde)

SLQS: An Entropy Measure

GPA: 3.8 – Graduation: 110/110 cum laude

 

University of Pisa – Italy (2005-2009)

Bachelor in Modern Literatures (Supervisor: D. Romagno)

Leggendo Narrativa: Appunti sulla Lettura e Comprensione del Testo Narrativo

GPA: 3.9 – Graduation: 110/110 cum laude


JOB EXPERIENCE

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (2014-2016)

Language Architect and Lead

Developer-team leader while developing several grammar checkers.

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (2012-2014)

Developer

Developer of a grammar checker.

 

Several newspapers and magazines: Il Tirreno, L’Unità, Il Sole 24 Ore, Aeolo (2010/2014)

Freelance Journalist & Magazine Editor Manager


INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Free University of Bolzano, Italy (2016)

ESSLLI - European Summer School in Language, Logic and Information

Role: Co-Chair of the Student Session for Language and Computation

GPA: N/A

 

Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Supervisor: Y. Matsumoto) (2016)

Attachment at NAIST - Nara, Japan

GPA: N/A

 

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (2015)

ESSLLI - European Summer School in Language, Logic and Information

GPA: N/A

 

VU University Amsterdam (2014)

LOT Winter School in Linguistics and Related Fields

GPA: N/A

 
 
 

Institute for Natural Language Processing (IMS) – University of Stuttgart (2013)

Erasmus Placement – Internship Program

GPA: N/A

 
 
 

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2013)

Erasmus Mundus Multi – Exchange Program

GPA: 3.0

 
 
 

Summer School at the University of Trento, Italy (2010)

Harvard Summer School in Mind/Brain Sciences

GPA: 3.5

 
 
 

Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, Italy (2010)

Criminology Seminar with Roberto Saviano

GPA: N/A

 
 
 

King’s College London (2008)

Erasmus – Exchange Program

GPA: 3.3

 
 

 
 

ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES

Co-Organizer of the Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL 2019) workshop (2019)

Co-Organizer of Task 9 on Hypernymy Discovery, SemEval (NAACL 2018, New Orleans, US) (2018)

Track Chair in Lexical Semantics at *SEM 2018 (NAACL 2018, New Orleans, US) (2018)

Co-Organizer of the CogALeX Shared Task, CogALeX 2016 (COLING 2016, Osaka, Japan) (2016)

 
 

AWARDS

Talent Development Scholarship – HK Government Scholarship Fund (2016)

Reaching Out Award – HK Government Scholarship Fund (2016)

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Award (2013/2016)

Distinguished Young Paper at CLIC-IT 2014 (2014)