Hello 👋 My name is Luca Soldaini (he/him) and I am applied scientist at Amazon Alexa Search in Manhattan Beach, California. My research efforts are currently focused on building ranking and generative models for natural language understanding tasks, such as open-domain question answering.

I obtained a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering from the University of Florence in Italy, and I have a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgetown University. During my doctoral studies, I investigated natural language processing techniques to improve access to medical literature for both medical professionals and lay people.

When not in front of a screen, I enjoy running, dreaming about utopian mass transit systems, and curating my ever-growing laptop stickers collection.