Departament de Tecnologies de la Informació i les Comunicacions
Natural Language Processing

+34 93 542 1119
[email protected]
Roc Boronat, 138 08018 Barcelona

Horacio Saggion is an Associate Professor at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies,
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. He is the head of the Large Scale Text Understanding Systems Lab, associated
to the Natural Language Processing group (TALN) where he works on automatic text summarization, text
simplification, information extraction, sentiment analysis and related topics. Horacio obtained his PhD in Computer
Science from Universite de Montreal, Canada in 2000. He obtained his BSc in Computer Science from Universidad de
Buenos Aires in Argentina, and his MSc in Computer Science from UNICAMP in Brazil. He was the Principal
Investigator in the EU projects Dr Inventor and Able-to-Include and is currently principal investigator of the national
project TUNER and the Maria de Maeztu project Mining the Knowledge of Scientific Publications. Horacio has
published over 150 works in leading scientific journals, conferences, and books in the field of human language
technology. He organized four international workshops in the areas of text summarization and information extraction
and was scientific Co-chair of STIL 2009 and scientific Chair of SEPLN 2014. He is a regular programme committee
member for international conferences such as ACL, EACL, COLING, EMNLP, IJCNLP, IJCAI and is an active reviewer
for international journals in computer science, information processing, and human language technology. Horacio
has given courses, tutorials, and invited talks at a number of international events including LREC, ESSLLI, IJCNLP,
NLDB, and RuSSIR. He has received awards from Ministerio de Educación de la Nación (Argentina), Fundación
Antorchas (Argentina), Université de Montréal (Canada), Canadian Association for International Development
(Canada), Fundación Vodafone Innovación (Spain), Cátedra Telefónica/Universidad de Alicante (Spain).