PhD Story: Elena Cabrio
My passion for computational linguistics started at the University of Turin, and led me to move to Trento to undertake a PhD in Information and Communication Technologies at FBK’s HLT group on automated text processing (particularly on semantic analysis). Last year I was appointed as Associate Professor at the University of Nice.
My passion for computational linguistics was aroused by a course on the subject at the University of Turin, where I obtained a Degree in Language Sciences in 2006.
Later on, I moved to Trento for an internship at FBK (HLT team), where I was able to extend my knowledge, and my passion for automated language processing – particularly for semantics – grew even stronger and later became the topic of my PhD in Information and Communication Technologies, which I started in the same group. During my PhD, I moved to Grenoble for a six-month internship at the Xerox Research Center’s Parsing and Semantics Group.
After three years of postdoctoral work at Inria Sophia Antipolis in France, last year I was appointed Associate Professor at the University of Nice, where I carry out my research within the Wimmics group. In these years, in addition to the publication of scientific papers in international conferences and journals, I have been engaged in writing and conducting research projects on the topics of automated text analysis applied to various fields (such as argumentation support in social media, or in the field of robotics to allow robots to learn information directly from the Internet).