I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Pisa.

Currently, my research efforts are focused on Natural Language Processing. More in detail, I’m working on Neural Language Models for Fact-checking and Fake News Detection, Multimodality, and Information Extraction. I am Expert on the subject (Cultore della Materia) for the course of Computational Linguistics at University of Pisa (id 305LL; L-LIN/01).

I am a member of the Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning Group, the Pervasive AI Lab and the Computational Liguistics Laboratory.

Educational background

I graduated at the University of Pisa, where I got my bachelor in Informatica Umanistica (2009) with a thesis about automatic classification of event names in Italian and my master degree (2012) in Business Informatics with a thesis focused on the Business Intelligence process.

Before starting my doctoral studies in Ingegneria dell’Informazione, I spent two years working in a private company in the field of Business Intelligence. I got my PhD in 2017 with a dissertation entitled “Distributional Models of Emotions for Sentiment Analysis and Social Media”.