Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering
University of Trento/Amazon Alexa
His expertise concerns theoretical and applied machine learning (ML) in the areas of Natural Language Processing (NLP), Information Retrieval (IR) and Data Mining. He has devised innovative structural kernels and neural networks for advanced syntactic/semantic processing, documented by more than 260 scientific articles published in NLP, IR and ML communities. He has been the General Chair of EMNLP 2014, a PC co-chair of CoNLL 2015, an action editor of TACL, and on the editorial board of MLJ, JAIR and JNLE. He has received four IBM Faculty awards, one Google Faculty award, five best paper awards and the best researcher award from Trento University. He has lead many projects, currently is the PI (QCRI side) of a large collaboration project between MIT CSAIL and QCRI.