Resume

Short bio (also in Italian)

Marcello Federico heads the HLT-MT research unit at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, a publicly funded research organisation with strong ties to the University of Trento (Italy). In addition,  he is also lecturer and staff member at the ICT Doctorate School of the University of Trento,  scientific advisor of MateCat Srl, and founder of MMT Srl.  As  director of the HLT-MT unit,  he oversees the work of about 15 researchers and Ph.D. students. His research expertise is in statistical machine translation, spoken language translation, statistical language modelling, information retrieval, and speech recognition. In these areas, he has co-authored over 180 scientific publications, contributed in 20 international and national projects, and co-developed widely used software packages for machine translation and language modelling. He has served in 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. He has also been editor-in-chief and associate editor for refereed journals (ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing; Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval), and is currently senior editor for the journal IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing.   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
2005-2007: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 

Workshop, Conference, Journal committees:


2017:EACL 2017
Area co-chair
Special Issue on Spoken Language Translation 
Machine Translation Journal
Guest Editor
Interspeech 2017
EMNLP 2017
WMT 2017
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
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:

2015-Present    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)