A bit about me

I work with pronouns and verb tenses mainly. In May, I defended my PhD at the LATL-CUI, University of Geneva !! with Mention très honorable. If you are interested in my thesis, you can find it here

I'm currently based at Helsinki University. This year I have been busy coordinating the shared task on cross-lingual pronoun prediction and handling some other activities related to the DiscoMT Workshops. I came to Scandinavia last year as a visiting researcher at the Computational Linguistics group at Uppsala University thanks to a Doc.Mobility SNF fellowship.

For my thesis, I worked on the treatment of pronominal anaphora and verbal tenses in the context of machine translation. I focused on the translation between English and French using both rule-based and statistical methods. More recently, I have been occupied with the problem of the disambiguation of the English pronoun it

Since April 2015 and until April 2017, I worked as Editorial Assistant for the Computational Linguistics JournalFrom June 2013 and until the end of November, I completed an internship at IDIAP Research Institute, under the supervision of Prof. Andrei Popescu-Belis. During this time, I created a corpus annotated automatically with tense information. The corpus and related technical information are available here.  A spin-off tool to annotate verbs with tense, mood and voice information is now available as well. 

Before my PhD studies, I worked on Spanish syntax using a LFG framework and the XLE platform for grammar development. My master’s dissertation title is Lexical Functional Syntax Analysis: a Proposal for Spanish Processing. 

In my free time I enjoy hiking (whenever it is warm enough) and swimming (indoors!). I also like cooking, baking and wine tasting.