PhD candidate at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation of the University of Amsterdam, I work in the Dialogue Modelling Group under the supervision of Raquel Fernández and together with many amazing colleagues. My research interests lie in the following areas, which roughly define the boundaries of my projects and publications:

What I am most excited about is studying human strategies of communication using computational models of language understanding and generation. This is the main topic of my PhD, which I address with machine learning, information theory, and statistical modelling.

It’s-a me, Mario

Born and raised in Italy, I spent three years in Germany as a undergraduate student of Computational Linguistics at the University of Tübingen and then moved to Amsterdam for a Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence. During my Bachelor’s studies, I worked both as a teaching and as a research assistant for the Department of General and Computational Linguistics, and I served a five-month internship in the IBM department for social media analytics. As a Master’s student, I have collected more teaching and research experience, collaborating with an interdisciplinary set of ILLC scholars and students. I graduated with a thesis on the detection and analysis of lexical semantic change.


Invited talks

My work

Not peer-reviewed

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