I am the Head of the Large Scale Text Understanding Systems Lab and member of the TALN research group,

You can find a pdf version of my full CV here

University Education

  • 2000. PhD in Computer Science, University of Montréal, Québec, Canada.
  • 1995. MsC in Computer Science, State University of Campinas, Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil.
  • 1988. BsC in Computer Science, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Academic Positions

  • 2016-present. Associate Professor (tenure). Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2015-2016. Associate Professor. Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2010-2014. Ramon y Cajal Research Professor. Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2000-2010. Senior Research Fellow (previously Research Associate). University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.
  • 2001 (six weeks). Senior Researcher. John Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States.
  • 1998-1999. Teaching Assistant. University of Montréal, Montréal, Canada.
  • 1986-1987, 1991-1996. Teaching Assistant/Assistant Professor/Researcher. University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 1992-1993. Assistant Professor. University of Quilmes, Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Funding ID (own funding since 2009)


  • 2018-2019. Minería de Trabajos de Final de Grado. (# 53 PlaClik UPF). PI
  • 2018. Scientific Summarization Services. OpenMinTed Call for Tenders. PI.
  • 2018. Métodologias y soluciones tecnológicas en el ámbito de las tecnologías del lenguaje. Spanish State Secretary / Red.es (REF. 022/18-OT LOTE 1). PI.
  • 2016-2018. TUNER: Multifaceted Domain Adaptation for Advanced Textual Semantic Processing. (TIN2015-65308-C5-5-R). Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Spain. PI  (Núria Bel co-PI).
  • 2014-2017. Able to Include  (CIP-ICT-PSP-2013-7 /621055). Competitivity and Innovation Programmeof the European Commissio PI.
  • 2014-2017. Dr Inventor. 7th Framework Program of the European Commission (FP7-ICT-2013.8.1 / 611383). PI.
  • 2013-2015. SKATER. Knowledge-based Concise Summarization (TIN2012-38584-C06-03). Fundamental Research. Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Spain. PI.
  • 2012-2013. Knowledge Acquisition and Clustering (SOL-00049025). The Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnologico Industrial, CDTI), Spain, PI.
  • 2011-2012. Automatic Summarization Tools for Easy Access to Textual Information (Herramientas de resumen automático para fácil acceso a la información textual) (Ref. 47 PLAQUID 2010-2011 1), Pompeu Fabra University, Centre for Teaching Quality and Innovation (Centre per a la Qualitat i la Innovació Docent), Spain. PI.
  • 2010-2013. Simplext, a Text Simplification System for Spanish (TSI-020302-2010-84), Plan Avanza II, Ministry of Industry, Tourism, and Trade, Spain. PI.
  • 2010-2015. Ramón y Cajal Fellowship (RYC-2009-04291), Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Spain. PI.
  • 2010. Natural Language Processing Tools Applied to Discourse Analysis in Psychology (Herramientas de procesamiento del lenguaje natural aplicadas al análisis del discurso en psicología). FONSOFT/FONCYT, Argentina. Co-researcher.
  • 2009-2010. Natural Language Processing for Discourse Analysis in Psychology. Royal Society, United Kingdom. PI.

Awards, Fellowships and Mentions

  • Award for first finalist Consell Social UPF for project SemaMed (with F. Ronzano). 2018.
  • Third Prince in the 2nd NLP Hackathon, rganized by Red.es. Project Re.facil.es (text simplification). 2018.
  • Winner (with F. Ronzano) of the 1st NLP Hackathon, organized by Red.es. Project TextDigester (text summarization). 2017.
  • Erasmus Erasmus+ KA107  Mobility Award. 2016.
  • Vodafone Innovation Award, Simplext Project 2011
  • Barcelona Digital Award (finalists), Simplext Project 2012
  • NAACL Student Award, 2000
  • Antorchas Foundation Award, 1998-1999
  • Merit Scholarship by the University of Montréal, 1997-2000
  • Canadian Agency for International Development Scholarship, 1997-2000
  • Ministry of Education Scholarship, Argentina, 1997-1999
  • Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo Scholarship, 1994-1995
  • National Council for Scientific and Technological Development Scholarship, Brazil, 1993-1994
  • UBACyT scholarship, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1986-1987
  • Argentinean-Brazilian Information Technology Plan Scholarships, Argentina (1986, 1987, 1988).

Conference Organization

  • 2013. European Natural Language Generation Workshop, ACL. Co-chair.
  • 2013. 2nd Natural Language Processing for Improving Text Accessibility Workshop, NAACL. Co-chair.
  • 2012. 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2012). Summarization Track Chair.
  • 2012. 1st Natural Language Processing for Improving Text Accessibility, LREC. Co-chair.
  • 2009 Seventh Brazilian Symposium in Information and Human Language Technology. Conference Scientific Co-chair.
  • 2008. 2nd Multilingual, Multisource Information Extraction & Summarization Workshop, COLING. Co-chair.
  • 2007. 1st Multilingual, Multisource Information Extraction & Summarization Workshop, RANLP. Co-chair.
  • 2005. 1st International Workshop Crossing Barriers in Text Summarization Research, RANLP. Chair.