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Hello, visitor! 👋 My name is Luca Soldaini and I use they/them pronouns.
HatsI am currently wearing:
- Applied research scientist at the Allen Institute for AI on the Semantic Scholar team.
- Core organizer at Queer In AI, where I help with event organization, scholarship programs, and sponsors relations.
HatsI have worn in the past:
2018-2022:Applied scientist at Amazon Alexa working on question answering.
2013-2018:Computer science Ph.D. student at Georgetown University.
2009-2012:B.Eng. student in computer engineering at the University of Florence.
When not in front of a screen, I enjoy brewing espresso, going on runs, dreaming about utopian mass transit systems, and curating my ever-growing laptop stickers collection. Raccoons are the best.
My current research is in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Information Retrieval (IR). In particular, I am interested in:
- Building effective and efficient information systems, for tasks such as information retrieval and question answering. Lately, I have been investigating scientific literature applications: How do academic researchers and practitioners look for information? How can we support them in processing literature more effectively?
- Cross-language information ranking and selection. Since the vast majority of online content is concentrated in few languages, how do we close the gap for those who do not speak them?
- Generative models for improving presentation of information. How can we use natural language generation to improve the output of information systems?
- Open source tools and data for NLP. I develop and maintain several tools and datasets that power my research and that I hope will be useful to others.
Please visit my research page for more details!