Current Activities

—  Post Doctoral Fellow in Human-Computer Interaction Institute, School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.

—  Founding member of Cookie Cloud. A start-up project focused on serious games for children.

—  Invited expert of the W3C Research and Development Working Group of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

— Technical Advisor of Project Difference, a pilot project with schools in Catalonia to support reading and writing.


Studies

— Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies of the Univ. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, supervised by Ricardo Baeza-Yates and Horacio Saggion, June 2014. Summa cum Laude.

— M.A. International Masters in Natural Language Processing and Human Language Technology. University of Wolverhampton and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, supervised by Ruslan Mitkov 2008-10. Grade: 9.7/10, First Class with Distinction.

— B.A. in Linguistics. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2006-08.
Grade 9.26/10, First Class with Distinction.



Awards

— Top 10 Spanish Innovator under 35 and Social innovator of the year by MIT’s Technology Review
    Spanish edition 2014.

— European Young Researchers' Award 2013 (EYRA Award).

— First prize of the Vodafone Foundation Mobile for Good Europe Awards 2013 (Education Category).
    Application Dyseggxia (Piruletras), teamed with Cookie Cloud (Spain).

— Best Paper Award, W4A 2013.

— Delegates Award of the The Paciello Group Web Accessibility Challenge 2013, teamed with Cookie
    Cloud.

— Finalist at the Vodafone Foundation Smart Accessibility Awards by Vodafone, teamed with
    IDEAL Group Reader by Apps4Android, 2012.

— Grant for Research Stays outside Catalonia (BE-DGR) by the Generalitat de Catalunya, 2012.

— Santander JPI Premium Scholar. Becas Iberoamérica Jóvenes Profesores e Investigadores, 2012.

— Anita Borg Scholar. Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: Europe, the Middle East and Africa,
    2011. (Interview catalan, spanish)

— Doctoral fellowship (FI-DGR) by the Generalitat de Catalunya, 2011 - 2014.

— Second prize at IV MAVIR 2010 for Master Thesis on Language Technologies applied to Intelligent
    Systems for Multilingual and Multimedia Information Access. Funded by Corex, Daedalus, iSOCO and
    in collaboration with Fundación de la Universidad Europea de Madrid.

— Best Master Student Award. International Masters in Natural Language Processing and Human
    Language Technology, 2008 - 2010.

— La Caixa Scholar. ”La Caixa” grant for Master Studies, 2008 - 2010.

— Third National Prize for Academic Excellence (first national records in B.A. Linguistics)
    awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Education, 2008.

— Best B.S. Student Award. Universidad Complutense de Madrid’s B.S. Extraordinary Award, 2007.

— Special Award “GESFOR GROUP. Information Technologies” and Honorable Mention in the VI Arquimedes National Contest of Introduction to University Research, Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, 2007.

— Collaboration Fellowship for Undergraduate Students, Department of Linguistics, Universidad
    Complutense de Madrid, 2007 - 2008.

— Academic Excellence Award, Community of Madrid, 2007 - 2008.



Professional Experience

— Founding Member of Cookie Cloud. (2013)
                R&D Project: Dyseggxia.

— Part-time Linguistic Analyst at Molino de Ideas, Madrid. (2009-2010)
                R&D Project:
                — Onoma (Intelligent Conjugator for Spanish Verbs). (El Público, Press Interview)   

— Linguist at Daedalus (Data, Decisions and Language), Madrid. (2008)
               R&D Projects:
                — STILUS (Spelling, Grammar and Style Checker for Spanish) and CLEF-QA 2008
                    (Cross-Language Evaluation Forum Question Answering).

— Founding Member and Associate Editor (2008-2012) of Diálogo de la Lengua, Journal of Linguistics.

— Founding Member and Secretary (2007) of the Association of Young Philology Researchers.


Academic Experience

— Erasmus Mundus NLP HLT Master Course Representative.

— Visiting researcher at  IDEIAS Lab (Investigações sobre Design de Interação e Avaliação de Sistemas) in Departamento de Informática da PUC-Rio.

— Member at the Web Research Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. (2011-present)
               R&D Projects:
                    — HIPERGRAPH  (Procesado de alto rendimiento de grandes conjuntos de datos
                        representados como grafos), Ministry of Science.

— Collaborator at the Natural Language Processing Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.               
               R&D Projects:
                    — i3Media (Technologies for Creation and Automatic Management of Smart Audiovisual
                        Contents), CDTI, Ministry of Industry.

— Member of the Research Group in Computational Linguistics, University of Wolverhampton, UK.   
                R&D Projects:
                    — MARS (Mitkov's Anaphora Resolution System), University of Wolverhampton.
                    — CAID (Computer-aided Multiple-choice Test Items Development), National Board
                        of Medical Examiners (NBME).

— Undergraduate Research Fellow in the Department of Linguistics, Romance and Slavic Philology,
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
                R&D Project:
                    — GALANET. Site internet pour le développement de l'intercompréhension en langues   
                        romanes,  LINGUA program, European Union.