Luca Soldaini is an applied scientist at Amazon Alexa Search in Manhattan Beach, CA. At Amazon, Luca works on machine learning models that leverage knowledge from the web to answer to the many, many questions users ask to Alexa every day. Luca is also an active member of the Natural Language Processing academic community (a list of Luca's publications available on Google Scholar).
Luca obtained a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering from the University of Florence in Italy, and has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgetown University. Luca's doctoral work consisted on several works aimed at leveraging machine learning to improve access to medical literature for both medical professionals and lay people. Luca also studied computational methods to identify and triage users at risk on mental health online platforms.
When not in front of a screen, Luca enjoys running, geeking out about public transportation systems, and stocking an ever-growing collection of stickers and pins.
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