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Roberto Navigli is an associate professor (with Italian and French habilitation to full professor) in the Department of Computer Science at the Sapienza University of Rome and a member of the Linguistic Computing Laboratory. In 2007 he received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from "La Sapienza" (winner of the Marco Cadoli 2007 AI*IA national prize for the Best Ph.D. Thesis in Artificial Intelligence). In 2013 he received the Marco Somalvico AI*IA prize, awarded every two years to the best young Italian researcher in Artificial Intelligence, who has provided a significant, highly-innovative personal contribution to the field of AI. He is the creator of BabelNet, the largest high-quality multilingual encyclopedic dictionary and semantic network.

  • ERC

    He is one of the few researchers in Europe to have received two ERC grants: MOUSSE, a 1.5Meuro 5-year Consolidator Grant starting in 2017, and MultiJEDI, a 1.3Meuro Starting Grant, funded by the European Research Council (ERC).

  • Flag of Europe

    He was the responsible person of the Sapienza unit in LIDER, an EU project on content analytics and language technologies.

  • Google Adward

    He was the Co-PI of Language Understanding cum Knowledge Yield" (LUcKY), a Google Focused Research Award on Natural Language Understanding.

  • Babelscape

    Co-founder of Babelscape srl, an innovative Sapienza startup company focusing on multilingual Natural Language Processing.

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