PhD Student Alumni of the NLP Unit

  • Simone Magnolini, Doctorate in Computer Science/Engineering and Control Systems, U. Brescia, May 2017. Dissertation: “Monolingual Semantic Alignment for Textual Inferences”. Currently he is a Postdoctoral Researcher at FBK, HLT-NLP research unit.
  • Ngoc Phuoc An Vo, Doctorate in ICT, U. Trento, April 2016. Dissertation: “Contributions to Semantic Textual Similarity Algorithms”. Currently, he is a Researcher at Xerox Research Centre Europe, France.
  • Paramita Mirza, Doctorate in ICT, U. Trento, April 2016. Dissertation: “Extraction of Temporal and Causal Relations between Events”. Currently, she is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany.
  • Gozde Ozbal, Doctorate in ICT, U. Trento, November, 2013. Dissertation: “Computational Approaches to Linguistic Creativity for Real World Applications”. Currently, she is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Trento-RISE.
  • Alessio Palmero Aprosio, Doctorate in ICT, U. Milano, March, 2014. Dissertation: “Extending Linked Open Data resources exploiting Wikipedia as source of information”. Currently, he is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at FBK, DH research unit.
  • Md Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury, Doctorate in ICT, U. Trento, 10 April, 2013. Dissertation: “Improving the Effectiveness of Information Extraction from Biomedical Text”. Currently, he is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, NY, USA.
  • Katerina Tymoshenko, Doctorate in ICT, U. Trento, 20 December, 2012. Dissertaion: A General Framework for Exploiting Background Knowledge in Natural Language Processing”. Currently post-doc at the IBM Center for Advanced Studies of Trento, Italy.
  • Gianluca Lebani, Doctorate in Cognitive and Brain Sciences, U. Trento, December 2012. Dissertation: “STaRS.sys Designing and Building a Commonsense-Knowledge Enriched WordNet for Therapeutic Purposes”. Currently he holds a post doctoral position at the Computational Liguistics (CoLing) Laboratory of the University of Pisa (Department of Philology, Literature, and Linguistics).
  • Yashar Mehdad, Doctorate in ICT, U. Trento, March 23, 2012. Dissertation: “Cross Lingual Textual Entailment and Applications”. Currently, he holds a post doctoral position in University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Elena Cabrio, Doctorate in ICT, U. Trento, April 18, 2011. Dissertation: “Component-based Textual Entailment: a Modular and Linguistically-motivated Framework for Semantic Inferences”. Currently, she holds a post doctoral position at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis Méditerranée, France.
  • Silvana Marianela Bernaola Biggio, former PhD student at U. Trento, she left in 2011 to join SKIL (Semantics & Knowledge Innovation Laboratory).
  • Daniele Pighin, Doctorate in ICT, U. Trento, May 26, 2010. Dissertation: “Greedy Feature Selection in Tree Kernel Spaces”. After a postdoc at UPC Barcelona he joined Google Inc. in Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Sara Tonelli, Doctorate in Language Sciences, U. Ca’ Foscari di Venezia, March 29, 2010. Dissertation: “Semi-automatic Techniques for Extending the FrameNet lexical database to New Languages”. After holding a post-doctoral position at the HLT unit, she started a tenure track position at the new Digital Humanities unit of FBK.
  • Alessandro Valitutti, degree obtained: Doctorate in Cognitive Science and Education, U. Trento, December 2009. Dissertation: “Computational Production of Affective-Based Verbal Humorous Expressions”. Alessandro currently holds a post doctoral position at the Intelligent Virtual Environment laboratory, Teesside University (UK).
  • Bonaventura Coppola: Doctorate in ICT, U. Trento, April 2009. Dissertation: “Practical Frame Semantics for Natural Language Systems”. Bonaventura now works at the Semantic Analysis & Integration department at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, New York.
  • Octavian Popescu, degree obtained: Doctorate in ICT, U. Trento, April 2008. Dissertation: “Ontological Constraints in a Statistical Framework for Person Cross Document Coreference”.  He is currently a post-doc at FBK.
  • Alfio Gliozzo, degree obtained: Doctorate in ICT, U. Trento, Dec 2005. Dissertation: “Semantic Domains in Computational Linguistics”. After a period at at the Italian National Council of Research (CNR), Rome, he joined IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in New York.
  • Ernesto D’Avanzo, degree obtained: Doctorate in ICT, U. Trento, Dec 2005. Dissertation: “Using KeyPhrases for Text Mining: Applications and Evaluations”. Currently Ernesto is affiliated at the U of Salerno, Department of Communication Sciences.
  • Milen Kouylekov, degree obtained: Doctorate in ICT, U. Trento, Dec 2006. Dissertation: “Recognizing Textual Entailment with Tree Edit Distance: Application to Question Answering and Information Extraction”. After a post doctoral fellowship at FBK-irst, Milen moved to CELI Language and IT, Turin.