About Me

I am the Director of the Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Exeter, and affiliated to the  Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield (UK). I also have a Fellowship at the Alan Turing Institute.   

Before these, I held academic positions in the Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (between 2005 and 2021) and in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, UK (between 2017-2019). I received my PhD from the University of Cambridge  (UK) in 2001, and held postdoctoral positions at the University of Cambridge  and University of Essex (UK). I have also been a Visiting Scholar at the  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy in 2014/2015 and in the Laboratory of Information and Decision Systems in 2011/2012. In 2014 I was a Visiting Scholar at the Labo­ra­toire LaTTiCe at the École Normale Supé­rieure (France), in 2012/2013 an Erasmus-Mundus Visiting Scholar at Saarland University (Germany) and from 2006-2009 at the Computer Science Department, University of Bath. From 2007-2017 I had a Research Fellowship from the Brazilian Scientific Research Council (CNPq).

I am a member of the Neurocognition, Language and Visual Processing Group at the University of Exeter and of the Natural Language Processing group at the University of Sheffield. At the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) I co-founded the Neurocomputational and Language Processing Laboratory. My research interests are in lexical semantics, multilinguality, and cognitively motivated NLP. This work includes techniques for Multiword Expression treatment using statistical methods and distributional semantic models, and applications like Text Simplification and Question Answering, for languages like English and Portuguese.

Contact Information

Email: alinev at gmail<dot> com