Experience
Education
Bio
Position November 2008 – present: Associate Professor (Spanish: Profesor Titular de Universidad), Technical University of Valencia, Spain July 2011: Visiting Professor, The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, China (on short term leave) July 2010: Visiting Professor, University of the Aegean, Greece (on short term leave) July 2009: Visiting Professor, National University of San Luis, Argentina (on short term leave) July 1999 – October 2007: Research Professor (Spanish: Profesor Titular de Escuela Universitaria), Technical University of Valencia, Spain September 1996 – June 2006: Lecturer at the Mediterranean University of Science and Technology, Valencia, Spain July 2006: Visiting Professor, INAOE Research centre, Puebla, Mexico (on short term leave) December 2001 - June 2002: Visiting Professor, University of Genova, Italy (on semester leave) May 2001: Visiting Professor, University of Southern Queensland, Australia (on short term leave) In the framework of the teaching and research activities of the Spanish Association of International Cooperation, Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (on short term leave) August 2002: Visiting Professor, University of Federico Santa Maria (Campus Guayaquil), Ecuador August 2001: Visiting Professor, University of Federico Santa Maria (Campus Valparaíso), Chile August 2000: Visiting Professor, National University of La Plata, Argentina August 1999: Visiting Professor, Technological Institute of Costa Rica October 1995 – June 1999: Tenure-track Professor (Spanish: Profesor asociado a tiempo completo), Technical University of Valencia, Spain In the framework of the teaching and research activities of the Spanish Association of International Cooperation, Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (on short term leave) December 1998: Visiting Professor, Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echevarría, Cuba Education PhD in Computer Science: Trinity College University of Dublin, Ireland, May 1999. Title thesis: Decision Support in Speech and Language Therapy: Managing Phonologically Disordered Speech in Childhood Advisor: Prof. Jane Grimson University Bachelor degree in Computer Science (Laurea in Scienze dell’Informazione): University of Pisa, Italy, July 1992. Title final degree project: Una formalizzazione degli schemi senso-motori di Arbib Advisors: Prof. A. Maggiolo-Schettini, Prof. A. Starita Professional Activities Editorial Services to Scholarly Publications Guest editor for ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (special issue on Search and Mining User Generated Contents), and Language Resources and Evaluation Journal (special issue on Analysis of Short Texts on the Web). Associate editor for: Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST), Research and Development in Computer Science and Engineering with Applications (Polibits), International Journal on Information and Communication Technologies (IJICT), Computación y Sistemas (CyS). Reviewer for several journals, including: Information Processing and Management; Computational Linguistics, Information Sciences; Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering; Artificial Intelligence; Knowledge and Information Systems; Language Resources and Evaluation; IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics; ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology; and conferences, including: Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (ACL-HLT); Empirical Methods on Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), World Wide Web (WWW), Language Resource and Evaluation Conference (LREC). Organising Committees In the last five years, I have been a member of the following organising committees: CLEF-2013 (Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum), CERI- 2012 (Spanish Conference on Information Retrieval), ES3@LREC (workshop on Corpora for research on Emotion Sentiment and Social Signs), PAN@SEPLN- 2009, PAN@CLEF-2010, PAN@CLEF-2011, PAN@FIRE-2011, PAN@CLEF- 2012, SMUC@CIKM-2011 (workshop on Search and Mining User-generated Contents), SMUC@CIKM-2010, ICL@SEPLN-2011 (workshop on Iberian CrossLanguage NLP tasks), DyNaK@ECML-PKDD-2010 (workshop on Dynamic Networks and Knowledge discovery), NLPW@IBERAMIA-2010 (workshop on Natural Language Processing and Web-based technologies), SL@LREC-2010 (workshop on LR & HLT for Semitic Languages), AL@LREC-2008 (workshop on Arabic Language and local languages processing). Competitions Organising Committees Co-chair of PAN (Uncovering Plagiarism, Authorship, and Social Software Misuse) since 2009. Since 2010 PAN has been organised as Lab at the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (CLEF). Since 2011 PAN has been also organised at the Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE): in 2011 as the CL!TR task on Cross-Language !ndian Text Reuse, and in 2012 as the CL!NSS task on Cross-Language !ndian News Story Search. In 2009 at CLEF I helped in the organisation of the task on Question Answering on Speech Transcripts (QAST).