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Short bio (also in Italian)

Marcello Federico received the Laurea degree in Information Sciences, summa cum laude, from the University of Milan, Italy, in 1987. From 1989 to 2007 he was researcher and head of research at the Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica (IRST), Trento, Italy. From 2008 to 2017 he directed the HLT-MT research unit at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, in Trento. Since 2018, he is an Affiliated Fellow of FBK,  where he supervises PhD students and mentors researchers. Since 2002,  he has been member of  the  ICT International Doctoral School's Committee  of the University of Trento where he lectures a course on machine translation . He is co-founder and scientific advisor of MateCat Srl and founder and CEO of MMT Srl, the first company offering a real-time adaptive neural machine translation technology.   His research expertise is in machine translation, spoken language translation, language modeling, information retrieval, and speech recognition. In these areas, he has co-authored over 200 scientific publications, contributed in 20 international and national projects, and co-developed open source software packages for machine translation and language modeling used worldwide by research and industry. He has served on the program committees of all major international conferences in the field of human language technology. Since 2004,  he has been co-organising the International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation workshop series, and was chair of the EAMT 2012 conference. He has also been editor-in-chief of the ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing;  associate editor for Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval, and a senior editor for the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing.   He has been a board member of the Cross Lingual Information Forum, the European Association for Machine Translation, and founding officer of the ACL Special Interest Group on Machine Translation.  He is a senior member of the IEEE and of the ACM.


Association and Journal boards:

2016-Present:Italian Journal of Computational Linguistics
Associate editor
2013-2017:IEEE/ACM Transactions for Speech, Audio, and Language Processing
Senior editor
2010–2014:European Association for Machine Translation
Co-opted board member
2010–2014:ACL's Special Interest Group on Machine Translation 
Regional officer for Europe
2007-2013:    ACM Transactions for Speech and Language Processing
co-Editor in chief
2005-Present:International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation
Member of the steering committee, co-founder
2005-2007:ACM Transactions for Speech and Language Processing
Associate editor
2005-2009:Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval
Editor 
2002-2005:Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (*)
Member of the steering committee
(*) formerly known as Cross-Language Evaluation Forum 

Awards:

2017:Best thesis award by the European Association for Machine Translation
Co-advisor of  Josè Camargo de Souza
Best student paper award at IWSLT, Tokyo, Japan
Co-author and advisor of Surafel M. Lakew
2015:Best student paper award at Interspeech, Stockolm, Sweden
Co-author and advisor of  Nicholas Ruiz
2012:META Seal of Recognition 
Main author of IRSTLM open source software
2011:META Prize 
Co-author of MOSES open source software

Best student paper at IWSLT, San Francisco, USA
Co-author and advisor of Arianna Bisazza and Nicholas Ruiz

Workshop, Conference, Journal committees:

2018:International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT)
Workshop Chair
The SIGNLL Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL)
Conference on Empirical Methods In Natural Language Processing (EMNLP)
Third Conference on Machine Translation (WMT)
Annual Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)

Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT)
AMTA Workshop Translation Quality Estimation and Automatic Post-Editing
International Conference on Statistical Language and Speech Processing (SLSP)
Member of program committee
2017:EACL 2017
Area co-chair
Special Issue on Spoken Language Translation 
Machine Translation Journal
Guest Editor
Interspeech
Conference on Empirical Method in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP)
Second Conference on Machine Translation (WMT)
First Workshop on Human-Informed Translation and Interpreting Technology (HiT-IT)

Member of program committee
2016:Workshop on Translation evaluation: from fragmented tools and data sets to an integrated ecosystem
Co-organizer
Second Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Translation Memories (NLP4TM)
Co-organizer
Special Issue on Natural Language Processing for Translation Memories 
Machine Translation Journal
Guest Editor
International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING)
Tutorial co-chair
Interspeech 2016
NAACL HLT 2016
International Conference on Statistical Language and Speech Processing (SLSP)
Conferenza Italiana sulla Linguistica Computazionale (CLIC-IT)
Member of program committee   
2015:Interspeech 2015
Area co-chair
AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-15)
Senior program committee member

Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation (WMT)
Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation (HyTra)
Workshop on Multi-word Units in Machine Translation and Translation Technology (MUMTTT)
Second Italian Computational Linguistics Conference (CLiC)
Member of program committee

2014:Special issue on continuous-space and related methods in natural language processing
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing 

Guest Editor
AMTA 2014 Workshop on Adaptive and Interactive Machine Translation
Co-organizer
First Italian Computational Linguistics Conference (CLiC)

Area chair

Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA)
Workshop on Post-Editing Technology and Practice (WPTP3)
Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation (WMT)

International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING)
Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT)
Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation (HyTra)

Member of program committee 
2011-2015:International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT)
Workshop co-organizer, Evaluation co-chair
2013:Machine Translation Summit (MTS)
Tutorial chair
ACL 2013 Workshop on Discourse in Machine Translation (DiscoMT)
Workshop co-organizer
Conference on Empirical Method in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP)
15th Conference of the Spanish Association for 
Artificial Intelligence (CAEPIA)
ACL 2013 Workshop on on Hybrid Approaches to Translation (HyTra)
14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech)
Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation
Member of program committee 
2012:Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT)
Conference chair
50th Annual Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Area co-chair
10th Biennial Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA)
AMTA Workshop on Post-Editing Technology and Practice
Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation
Member of program committee 

Work experience:

2018-Present    MMT Srl, Trento
CEO
Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento
Affiliated Fellow, scientific advisor
 2002–Present:ICT Doctoral School, University of Trento
Lecturer and doctoral school committee member
2015-2017  Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento
HLT-MT research unit

Head of research unit (level F1) 
2008–2014: Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento
Human Language Technology research unit

Head of research unit (level F1)
2004–2007: Istituto Trentino di Cultura- IRST, Trento
Hermes unit

Head of research line (level R2)
1998–2003: Istituto Trentino di Cultura- IRST, Trento
Multilingual Natural Speech Technology unit
Head of  research line (level R2 since 2001)
1995–1998: Istituto Trentino di Cultura- IRST, Trento
Interactive Sensory Systems division
Staff researcher (level R1)
1991–1994:Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, Trento
Junior researcher (level RE)