Marco Pennacchiotti

Research Scientist
Yahoo! Labs
701 First Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
e-mail: pennac_AT_yahoo-inc.com phone: +1 408 349 8786 fax: +1 448 8599






Main Research Interests
  • Large-scale text mining, information extraction
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Social media and microblogging analytics
  • Lexical semantics
  • Machine learning


Awards
  • 2008 : Swiss Computer Science Challange Award, 2nd prize (with proposal: "Towards a reliable knowledge-aware machine translation" co-authored with Davide Picca)

  • 2008 : O-1 VISA for the United States, for "extraordinary ability in the sciences"

  • 2004-2007 : three-years European Space Agency PhD Student grant


Academic experience
  • SALSA: The Saarbruecken Lexical Semantics Acquisition Project (founded by DFG). Saarland University (2007-present)

  • Research visitor at the Information Science Institute (University of Southern California) from November 2005 to May 2006

  • LEARNING BY READING: knowledge mining. Information Science Institute (University of Southern California) (2005-2006)

  • SHUMI: Natural Language Techniques in Support of Spacecraft Design. European Space Agency - RTV (2003 - 2004)

  • POIROT: Fighting Financial Fraud on the Web using NLP reasoning. Consob - Knowledge Stones - RTV (2004 - now)

  • CYBERLETTERATURA : NLP supporting studies of humanistic texts (2004 - now)


Committee

2010 : Co-organizer of Multiway Relation Task - Semeval 2010
2009 : Co-chair of GEMS, the EACL-2009 workshop on geometrical models for NL Semantics
x2009 : Co-organizer of TextInfer, the ACL-2009 workshop on Applied Textual Inference
2009 : Program Committee of the 2009 EMNLP Conference
2009 : Program Committee of the SPIRE-2009 Conference
2009 : Program Committee of the ICSC-2009 Conference
2009 : Program Committee of LaTeCH-2009, EACL 2009 Workshop on LT for Cultural Heritage
2008 : Program Committee of the 2008 EMNLP Conference
2008 : Program Committee of the 23rd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence – AIW Track
2007 : Organizing Committee of the Italian Congress of Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA)
2006 : Program Committee of the LREC conference workshop: "Toward Computational Models of Narrative Analysis"

Reviewer

2008 : EMNLP (Honolulu, Hawaii)
2008 : COLING (Manchester,UK)
2008 : AAAI (Chicago, USA)
2006 : ACL (Sidney, Australia)
2006 : AAAI (Boston, USA)
2006 : NAACL, TextGraphs 2006 WS (New York, USA)
2006 : EACL (Trento, Italy)
2005 : IJCAI (Edinburgh, Scotland)


Teaching
  • Artificial Intelligence (Computer Science) A.A.2005-2006
  • Artificial Intelligence (Computer Science) A.A.2004-2005
  • Natural Language Processing (Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia) A.A.2004-2005
  • Fondamenti di Informatica (Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia) A.A.2003-2004
Legolas 2004, 2008