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Luis Alberto Barron Cedeno

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Interpreting and Translation

Academic discipline: INF/01 Informatics

Curriculum vitae

Senior assistant professor at Università di Bologna since 2019, he works on natural language processing and information retrieval. Alberto is particularly interested in analysing certain qualities of text, from originality to intent. Lately, he has turned his attention to the analysis of news and propaganda.

Education

PhD in Computer Science from Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain, 2012). He holds one masters degree in AI fromt he same university (2009) and one masters in Computer Science from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico, 2007). He studied Computing Engineering at the same university (2004)

Academic Career

Before joining UNIBO, Alberto spent 4.5 years at Qatar Computing Research Institute [http://www.qcri.org], where he worked on (community) question answering [https://aclweb.org/anthology/papers/P/P15/P15-2113/], propaganda analysis [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ipm.2019.03.005], and Wikipedia as a multilingual resource [https://aclanthology.info/papers/W15-3402/w15-3402], among other topics. Previous to that, he was an ERCIM Alain Bensoussan [https://fellowship.ercim.eu/] fellow at TALP Research Centre [http://www.talp.upc.edu/] for 2 years, where he worked on making sense of user feedback to MT systems [https://www.jair.org/index.php/jair/article/view/10961] and Wikipedia as a comparable corpus [https://github.com/cristinae/WikiTailor], among others.

Teaching Activity

Assistant lecturer at UNAM (Mexico) from 2005 to 2007.

Scientific Activity

Alberto has published 60+ scientific papers, including 11 in journals with impact factor and 20+ in top-tier conferences. He is also part of the committe of numerous journals and conferences on computing science.

Prizes

2012 - Ph.D. international mention, Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain)
2009 - Best M.Sc. thesis on Language Technologies, MAVIR (Spain)
2007 - M.Sc degree, cum laude , National University of Mexico (Mexico)
2004 - BEng. cum laude , National University of Mexico (Mexico)

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