I am Associate Professor (UHD) at the Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC),
University of Amsterdam, where I lead the Dialogue Modelling Group.
My research is concerned with computational semantics and pragmatics, specifically language use in interaction,
dialogue models, and visually grounded language. I am funded by the European Research Council (ERC Consolidator)
and the Dutch Research Council (VIDI and Aspasia).
Paper accepted at CLiC-it 2021, in collaboration with colleagues at CIMeC in Trento.
Paper accepted at COLING 2020 on representing speakers in social media for fake news detection.
Two papers on visually grounded language generation accepted an EMNLP 2020: one on using human gaze patterns incrementaly
to describe images and another one on generating referring utterances taking into account previous mentions in common ground.
I'm a board and faculty member of the Amsterdam Unit of ELLIS, the European Lab on Learning and Intelligent Systems.
Keynote speaker at the Swedish Language Technology Conference (SLTC 2020) in November.