In Montreal in 2012. Prescience about my current project! (Photo by Jason Utt.)


CIMeC (Università di Trento)
Palazzo Fedrigotti Bettini 31
38068 Rovereto

With funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 655577.


We are hiring! (2 PhD students and 3 post-docs) 

You are interested in the positions and will be at NIPS? Drop me a line and let's talk during the conference!

About me

I work as a post-doc (Marie Curie fellow) at the CLIC group of CIMeC (University of Trento). At the beginning of 2017, I will be joining the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) as a tenure-track researcher.

My main research area is Computational Linguistics (aka Natural Language Processing). I am interested in semantics, or how meaning works in natural languages. I work with computational models (distributional semantics, neural networks) that are able to induce very rich and flexible semantic representations directly from examples of how people use language. I am currently working on reference, or how we use language to talk about the world: I just need to utter a series of words, for instance "the smart woman we met the other day at the meeting", and my interlocutor will be able to identify the person I mean. I am building computational models that are able to do this, like humans do. 

For more, please check my publicationsprojectsresources, and Google Scholar profile.


Computational semantics; semantic theory; distributional semantics; lexical semantics; compositional semantics; reference; computational, quantitative and data-intensive approaches to language.