Roberto Navigli is a 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.

BabelNet He is the creator of BabelNet, the largest high-quality multilingual encyclopedic computational dictionary, winner of the 2017 prominent paper award of the Artificial Intelligence Journal and covered by the Guardian and Time Magazine.

AIISHe is in the steering committee of the CINI National Laboratory on Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems.

  • ERC

    He is one of the few researchers in Europe to have received two prestigious grants from the European Research Council (ERC): MOUSSE, a 1.5Meuro Consolidator Grant (2017-2022), and MultiJEDI, a 1.3Meuro Starting Grant.

  • Flag of Europe

    He is the coordinator of the Sapienza unit in ELEXIS (2018-2022), an EU eInfrastructure project on the future infrastructure of electronic lexicography.

  • 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, an innovative Sapienza startup company focusing on multilingual Natural Language Processing.