Short Bio

I am a researcher in Computational Linguistics, focusing on persuasive communication, sentiment analysis and social media. I graduated in Philosophy and received my Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technologies in March 2006 from the University of Trento. I'm author of several scientific publications, published in top-level conference proceedings and international journals. My research work includes the participation in many EU funded projects and program committee membership at international conferences. My research has been featured on several international magazines and newspapers, such as Wall Street Journal, MIT Technology Review, Wired.
Currently, I'm working at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK-Irst) and previously at Trento-Rise, node of the European Institute of Technology, after several years of research at FBK-Irst. In 2011 my activities have been partially funded by a Google Research Award. In addition, since 2008 I started working as a technology consultant for start-ups and large companies. I also write a Blog about technology and innovation for the main Italian newspaper (Corriere della Sera).