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Horacio Saggion's Curriculum

Currículum: Horacio Saggion was born in Campana, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Universite de Montreal, Canada. He obtained his BSc in Computer Science from Universidad de Buenos Aires in Argentina, and his MSc in Computer Science from UNICAMP in Brazil.

Horacio is currently a Ramón y Cajal Research Professor at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. He is associated to the Natural Language Processing group where he works on automatic text summarization, text simplification, information extraction, sentiment analysis and related topics. His research is empirical combining symbolic, pattern-based approaches and statistical and machine learning techniques. Before joining Universitat Pompeu Fabra, he worked at the University of Sheffield for a number of UK and European research projects (SOCIS, MUMIS, MUSING, GATE, CUBREPORTER) developing competitive human language technology. He was also an invited researcher at John Hopkins University for a project on multilingual text summarization. Horacio is currently co-scientific coordinator of the Simplext research project in the area of text simplification.

Horacio has published over 70 works in leading scientific journals, conferences, and books in the field of human language technology. He organized four international workshops in the areas of text summarization and information extraction and was co-chair of STIL 2009. He is co-editing a book on multilingual, multisource information extraction and summarization to be published by Springer in 2011. Horacio is member of the ACL, IEEE, ACM, and SADIO. He is a regular programme committee member for international conferences such as ACL, EACL, COLING, EMNLP, IJCNLP, IJCAI and is an active reviewer for international journals in computer science, information processing, and human language technology. Horacio has given courses, tutorials, and invited talks at a number of international events including LREC, ESSLLI, IJCNLP, NLDB, and RuSSIR.









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