A list of news, if you missed the last episodes, and to convince myself I haven’t been twiddling my thumbs.

  • Feb 23, our study on systematic subgroup divergence of SLU models got accepted at ICASSP 2022. Joint effort with Amazon Alexa AI and Politecnico di Torino;
  • Dec 22, Moreno and I founded Risorse per la Lingua Italiana (RiTA), an online community to gather Italian NLP researchers and build resources (models, datasets, educational contents) in Italian;
  • Oct 22, I successfully defended my Ph.D. at Politecnico di Torino (!) 🎉;
  • Oct 22, I co-organized EvalRS, the first data challenge and workshop on rounded evaluation of Recommender Systems, held in conjunction with CIKM 2022. The challenge attracted more than 50 teams from 13 countries from various academic and industry affiliations and was later covered in a Nature Machine Intelligence paper. Joint effort with Stanford University, Microsoft, NVIDIA, South Parks Commons, and Coveo.
  • Sep 22, I wrote and tutored the NLP tutorials at the Mediterranean Machine Learning School (M2L);
  • Jul 22, we released ferret an interpretability library that got covered by online tutorials and accepted at EACL 2023 (System Demonstration);
  • May 22, EAR got accepted at ACL 2022 (Findings). With it, one can mitigate lexical overfitting in LLMs;
  • Feb 22, I started working as a research associate in the MilaNLP group at Bocconi University, Milan, with Debora Nozza and Dirk Hovy;
  • Jan 22, our study on Gender Inclusive Language in Italian got accepted at IEEE Big Data 2022 and later featured at the 8e Congrès Mondial de Linguistique Française. Joint effort with the University of Turin, Bologna, and Bergamo.